The Heart of a Champion


Dear Friends,

Thank you for visiting the Frates Family website in support of our son, husband, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend Peter Frates.

Peter Frates is a 29 year old former Division 1 college athlete as the Captain of Boston College Baseball who was recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Our goal in creating this site is to keep the people supporting Pete and the entire Frates/D’Alfonso family up to date on the latest news, upcoming events and updates on Pete’s progress. Please be sure to join Team Frate Train and like our Facebook page to keep up to date with the very latest updates.

Since diagnosis, while courageously battling the progression of this horrific disease, Pete has made it his mission to spread awareness about this often misunderstood and presently incurable disease. He continues to inspire many with his positive outlook, determination and unwavering spirit. We have provided an area on the site to allow you to make a contribution to “The Pete Frates #3 Fund” which helps with Pete’s medical care and expenses in addition to supporting him as he and his “Team Frate Train” carry on his mission of finding a treatment and cure for ALS.

Additionally, we have provided information on several of the leading research institutes/organizations working towards a cure for ALS. It is very important to keep ALS on the forefront of research dollars to help further the treatment options and ultimate cure. More details on this can be found on the About ALS page.

On behalf of both Pete and the entire Frates family, thank you for all your support, love, prayers and positive energy.


The Frates Family.


                   Plunge 4 Pete 2013    

The 2013 Plunge 4 Pete was an incredible success and we are capturing all the great pics, videos and links sent in by those of you that were there.

It was just an incredible day and DGA Productions captured the spirit of the event in an amazing video which you can see along with all the other great shots here.

Check back often as we will be continually updating the page.

A Life Story Foundation - Pete Frates' Story


A former Captain of the Boston College baseball team and professional baseball player in Europe, Pete Frates was diagnosed with ALS in March of 2012, at the age of 27.

Since his diagnosis, Pete has enjoyed the strength and support of his family and new bride, Julie. Pete and Julie were married in June of 2013, and together they, as well as his whole family, have taken an active role in raising awareness and funds for ALS research.

You can view the video here.

                   Traveling Tees    
Going on vacation? Business trip? Take your Frate Train shirt and send us a pic! Check out our Traveling Tees page for more info on this great new way to raise awareness for ALS and Pete's journey to defeat it.  Check it out here.

               Event Galleries


Our goal of raising awareness to Strike Out ALS has taken us to some great places and allowed us to meet some amazing, dedicated supporters.

We tried to capture this in photos on our Events Page. We hope you enjoy.


            News & Updates





Pints 4 Pete Worldwide Tour - May 1st


Boston Marathon "Go Big or Go Home" - April 21st (Details)

Create awareness about ALS and support Pete by raising money for the Pete Frates #3 Fund.

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Harpoon Brewery 5-Miler - May 18th in Boston (Details)


OldTime BaseBall Game Supporting ALS Research & the Pete Frates#3 Fund - August 25th (Details)






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