NCAA honoring male who desirous ALS ice bucket challenge

December 13, 2016 - als

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.

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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.

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