Baseball's Notre Dame Series to Benefit Pete Frates #3 Fund
April 8, 2014
Chicago, Ill. - The Boston College baseball team will travel to Chicago to take on Notre Dame in the first Atlantic Coast Conference match between the two rival schools. All the ticket revenue generated from the weekend series will be donated to the Pete Frates #3 Fund, a foundation set up for former Eagle and current director of baseball operations Pete Frates, who is battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Current Notre Dame head coach Mik Aoki coached at Boston College from 2007 to 2010, coaching Frates his senior year. He was also the assistant coach under Pete Hughes beginning in 2004, when Frates was a sophomore.
Frates was diagnosed with ALS in March 2012 at 27 years old. A Beverly, Mass., native, he played in the outfield for the Maroon and Gold from 2004-07. A captain his senior year, he tied for the team lead in 2007 with five home runs to go along with 27 RBIs. He finished his BC career with 107 starts, a .228 average, 88 hits, 56 RBIs, 11 home runs and 34 stolen bases. Since his diagnosis, Frates, along with his family and friends, have worked tirelessly to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for the disease.
The Pete Frates #3 Fund was set up to help subsidize Frates' medical care and expenses not covered by health insurance.
The Irish (10-20, 1-14 ACC) and Eagles (10-20, 2-13 ACC) will play a three-game set at Chicago State's Cougar Stadium in Chicago, Ill. Game times are set for 8:05 p.m., 3:05 p.m. and 2:05 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All three times are Eastern Standard Time.
Fans can purchase tickets through UND.com/tickets and prices are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and youth.
In addition to the money raised from tickets, the Irish will also auction off their special red jerseys that will be worn throughout the weekend. The auction will be held on UND.com.