Pete Frates

Pete Frates is signed to the Boston Red Sox by Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington at Fenway Park on April 13, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Red Sox Sign Pete Frates To Professional Baseball Contract

The Boston Red Sox honored Pete Frates Monday at their home opener, presenting him with a professional contract.

04/13/2015

Boston College honors Pete Frates (Image from WINK)

Red Sox, Boston College Honor Pete Frates During Spring Game

Every member of both teams wore a No. 3 jersey in honor of Pete Frates, a former Boston College outfielder who is currently battling ALS.

03/03/2015

Pete Frates, the inspiration for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. (WBZ-TV)

Gillette Stadium Sings Happy Birthday To Pete Frates During Patriots-Bills Game

Pete Frates had a very happy 30th birthday.

12/28/2014

Hundreds participated in a polar plunge to honor Pete Frates. (WBZ-TV)

Hundreds Honor Pete Frates In Gloucester With ALS Polar Plunge

Saturday marked the third annual passion plunge in honor of 30-year-old Pete Frates who battles ALS.

12/27/2014

(Screenshot via Adolfo Gonzalez)

Top Local News Stories Of 2014

From a viral fundraising campaign that saw thousands of people doused in ice water, to the loss of Boston’s beloved long-serving mayor. Here is a look back at some of the stories that stole the headlines over the last year.

12/19/2014

Pete and Julie Frates at the Sports Illustrated gala. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)

Pete Frates Named One Of Sports Illustrated’s ‘Inspirations Of the Year’

Pete Frates, the inspiration of massively successful Ice Bucket Challenge, was honored Tuesday by Sports Illustrated.

12/10/2014

Pete Frates, the inspiration for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. (WBZ-TV)

Pete Frates, Inspiration For ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Becomes A Father

Pete Frates’ wife, Julie, gave birth to Lucy Fitzgerald Frates early Sunday morning, according to a family friend.

08/31/2014

WBZ-TV's Bree Sison took the "Ice Bucket Challenge." (WBZ-TV)

‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ Tops $100 Million In Donations To ALS Association

The Ice Bucket Challenge hit a major milestone Friday, topping more than $100 million in donations to the ALS Association in a month.

08/29/2014

Alex Brown of Exeter Chiefs takes part in the Ice Bucket Challenge in Exeter, England, on Aug. 26, 2014. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ Funds Spike To $94.3 Million

The ALS Association received $2.7 million during the same time period last year.

08/27/2014

Several companies are marketing Ice Bucket Challenge items. (Photo courtesy: brandsonsale.com)

Ice Bucket Challenge Popularity Leads To Merchandise Sales

One website is selling an Ice Bucket Challenge Halloween costume, while others offer pins and T-shirts.

08/22/2014

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