The Boston College Eagles’ seventh annual ALS Awareness Game will be played at Fenway Park, the BC Athletic department announced Wednesday afternoon. The Eagles will play in-conference rival Florida State in the game.
The game will be played on Saturday, April 21 at stadium known as America’s Oldest Ballpark.
The ticket proceeds will benefit the Pete Frates Home Health Initiative, a pilot program of the Massachusetts Chapter of the ALS Foundation.
This is the Eagles’ second straight year of playing the ALS Awareness Game at Fenway Park. The Eagles played the NC State Wolfpack during the 2017 season, defeating the Wolfpack 8-3. The Eagles went on to sweep the Wolfpack, three wins that proved crucial in the Eagles’ eventual berth in the ACC Baseball Tournament.
The game is played in honor of Boston College baseball alumnus Pete Frates, who was diagnosed with ALS in March 2012. Frates had his number retired by Boston College in 2016 to honor his contributions to ALS awareness and research.