BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston College baseball team will retire the jersey of one of the program’s most recognizable players this weekend.
On Saturday, the Eagles will host the program’s fifth annual ALS Awareness Game.READ MORE: I-Team: Kids In Crisis Spend Weeks In Emergency Room Waiting For Mental Health Services
During the pregame festivities, Boston College will retire the No. 3 jersey of former captain Pete Frates, who has become an advocate for ALS since he was diagnosed with the disease in 2012.
In 2014, Frates helped lead the viral “Ice Bucket Challenge” campaign that raised more than $100 million for ALS research.READ MORE: Worcester Businesses Hope WooSox Help Them Bounce Back From COVID Pandemic
The Beverly native started 107 games for Boston College from 2004-07, and was captain of the team his senior year.
In 2013, Frates was given the Eddie Pellagrini Award as someone who has given back to the Boston College baseball program.
Pellagrini, the winningest coach in BC history, is the only other Eagle to have his number retired at Shea Field.MORE NEWS: TD Garden Capacity Increases As Bruins Head Into Playoffs
First pitch for Saturday’s game against Wake Forest is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.