Diagnosed with ALS in 2012 at the age of 27, Pete Frates garnered international acclaim when he and fellow YFALS Ambassador Pat Quinn started the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, raising over $200,000,000 for ALS. From Beverly Massachusetts, Pete went on the be the Captain of the Boston College Baseball team, and even hit a home run over the wall at Boston’s historic Fenway Park. He is married to Julie Frates, and together they welcomed their daughter Lucy in August of 2014. A man of action, Pete has said “ Upon my diagnosis, it became abundantly clear that my calling was to raise ALS awareness and to fight for a brighter future for all those affected today and those yet to come.
Pete was honored as Sports Illustrated’s Inspiration of the Year, along with former NFL player Steve Gleason, also battling ALS. He was also not only invited to the Superbowl as a guest of Robert Kraft, owner of the Champion New England Patriots, but Kraft led all of Gillette Stadium in a round of “Happy Birthday” as Pete turned thirty this year. Nothing will stop The Frate Train! Scores of riders join Team Frate Train at the Tri-State Trek in Pete’s honor each June.
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