May 9, 2012
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The Boston College athletic department and the baseball team have released unique auction items for fans to bid on to benefit former player and current director of baseball operations Pete Frates in his fight against ALS.
A football and mini helmet signed by Luke Kuechly, the ninth overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, a Bauer hockey stick signed by the 2012 National Champion BC hockey team, an Under Armour hockey jersey signed by head coach Jerry York, a baseball jersey signed by the entire Eagles baseball team and a baseball signed by actor Clint Eastwood are up for bid. To bid on the items, please visit the auction site.
Frates was recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). 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.
The Pete Frates #3 Fund was set up to help subsidize Frates's medical care and expenses not covered by health insurance. For more information and to learn about Frates's story, please visit www.petefrates.com.