BOSTON (WHDH) - A new athletic center at Boston College is honoring the legacy of Pete Frates, who helped raise millions of dollars for ALS research.
Frates, a native of Beverly and former Boston College baseball player, was diagnosed with the disease in 2012 and became the inspiration for the “Ice Bucket Challenge” that went viral a few years later.
Frates died from ALS in 2019, but the college is keeping his name alive with the Pete Frates Center, which features a 31,000-square foot indoor baseball and softball facility.
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