Lowell Spinners Honor Pete Frates With ‘Ice Bucket Bobble’ Promotion (Photo)

The Lowell Spinners are teaming up with Pete Frates for a special ALS awareness night.

Last summer, Frates — a former baseball star at Boston College who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2012 — inspired a movement which traveled across the country. The task was simple: dump a bucket of ice water over your head in order to raise awareness and funds in support of ALS.

Before long everybody was participating in the “Ice Bucket Challenge,” from friends of Frates to others with the disease, and even all-stars like LeBron James.

The Lowell Spinners will commemorate Frates’ efforts on July 26 during the first annual “Inspiration Night,” where the first 1,000 fans will receive Pete Frates “ice bucket bobbles” to raise awareness for ALS.  An additional 1,000 bobbles will be available for sale online, and all proceeds will go to the Frates #3 Fund.

“We are honored to be able to host this special night and honor both Pete and his family,” Spinners president and general manager Tim Bawmann said, per the Spinners’ website.

“Their approach to life is something that everyone should hope to achieve and we are honored they have partnered with us for this incredible event.”

Frates’ fascinating and inspirational saga continues to affect the lives of people across the country, as he tirelessly pursues his goal of curing ALS.

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