The Boston College baseball team will play its sixth annual ALS Awareness Game at Fenway Park on April 22, the Red Sox announced Wednesday.The annual game, which features an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup with North Carolina State University this season, is played in honor of former Eagles captain Pete Frates,
The Boston College baseball team will play its sixth annual ALS Awareness Game at Fenway Park on April 22, the Red Sox announced Wednesday.
The annual game, which features an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup with North Carolina State University this season, is played in honor of former Eagles captain Pete Frates, who was diagnosed with ALS in March 2012.
"Our relationship with Boston College is deep, and our personal connection to Pete Frates is even deeper," said Red Sox president Sam Kennedy. "Pete Frates has done so much to raise awareness and to raise funds for this terrible disease; he is a remarkable inspiration. It is a privilege to do our small part."
One hundred percent of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Pete Frates #3 Fund, founded to help Frates pay medical bills not covered by health insurance. Tickets to the game will cost $10 and will be general admission.
The N.C. State baseball team has joined Boston College in its goal to raise awareness for ALS. Former Wolfpack baseball team member and current associate director Chris Combs was diagnosed with the disease in 2016 and is also working to fight ALS.
Boston College traditionally has played its annual ALS Awareness Game at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commander Shea Field, but it will hold the game at Fenway Park for the first time in 2017.
"We are very lucky to have such a great relationship with the Red Sox to allow us to play at historic Fenway Park," said B.C. head baseball coach Mike Gambino. "We are so grateful that we can partner with the Sox and N.C. State to support the fight against ALS for Pete and former Pack player Chris Combs, and continue the mission to strike out ALS."
Oliver Macklin is a reporter for MLB.com.