Red Sox to host Boston College's sixth annual ALS Awareness Game at Fenway Park April 22
The Red Sox today announced that the Boston College baseball team will play their Sixth Annual ALS Awareness Game at Fenway Park on Saturday, April 22, at 4 p.m. The annual game, played in honor of former captain Pete Frates who was diagnosed with ALS in March 2012, will feature an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup against North Carolina State University.
"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."
Tickets will be general admission and priced at $10. All ticket sale proceeds will benefit the Pete Frates #3 Fund, which was created to aid with Frates' medical costs not covered by health insurance. Fans can purchase tickets on redsox.com/alsgame, or at Fenway Park gates on the day of the game.
"We are very lucky to have such a great relationship with the Red Sox to allow us to play at historic Fenway Park," said Boston College Head Baseball Coach Mike Gambino. "Even though we have played there a good amount, this game is even more special because we are honoring Pete. The Red Sox have done so much for Pete and the Frates family in the last five years. I want to thank Sam Kennedy, Dave Dombrowski, Fred Olsen and Kathleen Harrington for their help to make this event possible. We are so grateful that we can partner with the Sox and NC State to support the fight against ALS for Pete and former Pack player Chris Combs, and continue the mission to strike out ALS."
The NC State baseball team joins Boston College in their mission to raise awareness for ALS. Last year, their current Associate Director and former baseball player Chris Combs was diagnosed with the disease. Combs is also working to bring more awareness and funds to the fight against ALS.
Since Frates' diagnosis with ALS, the Eagles have held an annual ALS Awareness Game at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commander Shea Field. This will be the first year the charity game will be held at Fenway Park.