NCAA honoring male who desirous ALS ice bucket challenge
December 13, 2016 - als
BEVERLY, Mass. – The NCAA is honoring a former Boston College ball captain who desirous a ice bucket plea that lifted millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig’s illness research.
Officials with a collegiate sports classification are set to benefaction an endowment to Pete Frates on Tuesday during his home in Beverly, Massachusetts.
The NCAA announced surpassing that Frates would be incompetent to accept a 2017 Inspiration Award during a Jan awards jubilee in Nashville, Tennessee, since his neurodegenerative illness was progressing.
The classification will instead give him a endowment on Tuesday.
Frates was diagnosed with a illness in 2012. It’s also famous as amyotrophic parallel sclerosis, or ALS. The ice bucket plea lifted some-more than $220 million when it took off worldwide on amicable media in 2014.