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 30 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.

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


The Frates Family.




The Frates ALS Research & Support Fund

The Frates ALS Research and Support Fund was recently founded by Pete and his family to provide funding for targeted ALS research and to help support those afflicted with ALS who have not been as fortunate to receive the support that Pete has. The Fund was created to carry on his and Team Frate Train's mission to raise awareness and assist in discovering a treatment and a cure for ALS.

To learn more or to make a tax deductible donation, please click here.


If your are looking looking for a 501(C3) ALS Charity (company match eligible) to donate to please consider the following organizations.

Thank you.

  Other 501(C3) ALS Charities We Support

The Angel Fund - Fund supporting world renowned ALS Doctor Robert Brown at UMASS Medical Center

ALS Association -

CCALS - Compassionate Care ALS - - ALS organization dedicated to supporting ALS patients and their families

Massachusetts General Hospital - - The MGH Medical Research Department tackles the toughest medical mysteries

ALS TDI - - research organization dedicated solely to ALS




Pete's Challenge Featured on SportsCenter

A very special thanks to all involved over the past 2 years who came together to create this amazing piece.

If you haven't seen this already on ESPN, please take a couple of minutes to view how Pete's mission to Strike Out ALS began and how it led to the most successful ALS fundraising and awareness campaign in 75 years.


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.

Pete's Journey from Baseball to ALS      

It's been 75 years since Lou Gehrig gave his now famous goodbye speech and sadly not much has changed in the lives of those that suffer from this horrific disease.

Over the 4th of July two very powerful articles came out featuring Pete. If you have not already seen them, please have a read over on the Bleacher Report and ESPN.


                   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.


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