Here are the latest pictures ....
Pete Trainor is spending his BC Spring Break in Ireland. This picture was taken at the Cliffs of Moher.
Pete & the BC Baseball boys are down in Florida this week. Here is a pic of a couple of Jr Birdballers enjoying Delray Beach FL thinking of Pete while their older brothers are at the game.
From our great friend Sue's daughter, Elizabeth Dropo: "Just returned from Nicaragua (west coast, Iguana beach area) and I caught her last wave of the trip wearing my traveling tee! Matched my board and made a pretty good rash guard!"
Kathleen & Alicia Holman (holding the Frate Train shirts) sent us this one from Cozumel. Joining them are Shirley, Victoria, and Naomi Fenner & Kent from Wisconsin who the adopted.
Señor Frogs Cozumel sporting Frate Train gear.
Boston College Baseball Team representing the Frate Train outside AT&T Park in San Francisco. Thanks guys and good luck on the upcoming season!
Our friend Dan Meyer spreading awareness in Bali while we enjoy the polar vortex up here in Beverly. Thanks for the support Dan!
Dean Darr from the "Bear Trap" at the championship course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida where they play the Honda Classic.
Colleen Coz - study abroad - Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
Our friend Floyd with his Frate Train shirt on in St. Thomas helping to spread awareness.
From Ross Curley:
I know how much you love our troops so when I told my brother-in-law your story, he wanted to send you along his best wishes and a couple pictures for the traveling tees.
Captain Adam "Zombie" Wellington, he flies out of MCS Miramar, CA for the Black Knights.
Blue Sox teammate Sal Mirabella and his son Dominic with Disney's Big ALS Supporters, Chip and Dale!
Now this is timely. 2 feet of snow in Beverly today and Kelly Cannon sent us this pic of herself and her friend Olivia Flores jumping off the Pegasus V in St. Barths. Thanks Kelly!
Happy New Year!! This will be a huge year for all of us and a giant step forward to finding a cure for ALS! I love all of you guys and wish nothing but the best!
Here is a picture from my recent trip to San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua. I passed out some Frate Train wristbands to help spread the word!
Here's a couple from Kevin Kettle at The Rock Restaraunt in Zanzibar, East Africa.
John, Marianne, Terry and Joanna Doyle in Mexicali, Mexico for Navidad and raising awareness to help find a cure.
Great way to wrap up 2013. Kyle Concannon sent us a bunch of shots he took throughout Europe. Enjoy.
Hope all is well! Here are a few traveling tees shots from this past year. Hopefully more to come! Merry Christmas and hope to see everyone real soon!
Thanks & Regards,
Lauren Lambe representing the Frate Train at the Berlin Wall (Berlin, Germany).
Caroline and Peter Trainor on safari in South Africa and raising awareness. Thanks guys!
Dominick Preziosi showing his support in Dominick in Sedona Arizona.
John Flemmimg supporting Team Frate Train in San Juan Puerto Rico.
Judith Cronin (L) and Dylan Dryer, meteorologist for the Weekend @TodayShow, in New York rocking the Frate Train winter hat. Go Jude!
Team Holden Harrington and Cotter bringing the Frate Train to the Dedham Turkey Trot!
Dave and Dominick Preziosi helping at the Newark NJ Soup Kitchen for Thanksgiving inspired by the courage of our friend Pete.
Matt O'Neill (owner of the Blue Ox in Lynn, Pete's favorite restaraunt) and his buddies rocking the shirt for crossfit.
Mark Reposa of Falmouth with Rickey Henderson at Shriners Auditorium supporting the cause.
Will McAuliffe with his amazing pumpkin and as always amazing effort to help us Strike Out ALS.
Our good friend Joe Trainor in St. Louis for World Series game 4 supporting the cause with his son Michael (on the left). Michael's girlfriend is from St Louis but the bets are on! Thanks Joe.
Here's a pic of Pete's wife Julie's cousin Ryan at the pediatrician's office who just happens to be Dr. Don McAuliff. The McAiliff's are neighbors of Pete and major supporters of the Frate Train. What's hanging in the background behind Ryan? Of course it is Pete's BC Baseball jersey signed by his teammates.
Beth and David Picardi at the Zwinger in Dresden, Germany (top photo) and then in at Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna with our Frate train tees on!
Our friend Jack supporting the cause while he made a visit to the DMZ to visit his son. Go Eagles!
"On the Sea of Galilee and we lifted up Pete and his family in the intentions during Mass at St. Peter's Church at the site where the paralytic was lowered into the home where Jesus was and cured. God bless you all."
Dominick and Barbara Preziosi
Alex Flores and Jeff Colangelo wearing their Frate Train Gear on Shea Field during their intramural softball game at BC.
Kevin Kettle, who is spending the next year in Rwanda teaching the local children how to play basketball. "Representing Team Frate Train while roaming the streets in Rwanda today!"
Caitlyn Colombi showing her support at Horseshoe Bay in Bermuda.
Joe and Shannon Nardi on their honeymoon in Aruba (above) and at the Valle Nevado ski resort outside of Santiago, Chile. Congrats guys and thanks for the excellent pics!
Steve Jones wearing his Team Frate Train t'shirt at Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany! Thanks for the support Steve and have a beer or 2 for us.
Peter Trainor representing on Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa. Thanks Peter and be careful! Your mother is going to have a heart attack when she sees this one.
Lloyd Douglass and Art Cronin supporting the cause and enjoying a nice sunday afternoon watching the Pats defeat Tampa Bay.
Pete with former (Scott Brown) and future (John Frates) Senators from Massachusetts at the House of Blues in Boston prior to the "Country Strikes out ALS" concert.
Ryne & Tyson setting up for their sister Tara's wedding. Congrats to Tara and thanks for the support guys.
BOD President Rich Kennedy and world renown ALS Specialist and Head of the UMASS ALS Clinic Dr. Bob Brown stop for a picture with John Frates, daughter Jenn & grandaughter Addie at the Wakefield Walk for Hope benefitting The Angel Fund.
We received this photo from Eyk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo. Eyk is swimming for ALS Awareness in a race in the Keizersgract Canal in his hometown of Amsterdam. Thanks to Eyk and Rose-Marie for their continued support!
Lisa & Mark Reposa of Falmouth wearing their FRATE TRAIN shirts in front of the Train Bridge
at the 17th Annual Cliff Walk For ALS in Buzzards Bay, MA.
John Fleming and the Fleming family supporting team FrateTrain on the beach in Falmouth.
Scott Gibney at the Red Sea in Eilat Israel.
Ms. Byrnes' 3rd grade class from Stanley school in Swampscott.
Katie O'Hara, in Israel wearing her Frate Train shirt and saying a prayer for Pete. The pictures were taken at the Western Wall (also known the Wailing Wall) in Jerusalem. Katie brought the shirt all the way from San Francisco to say a prayer for Pete and the ALS community.
3 amigos' on the top of Mt Washington supporting our efforts to Strike Out ALS. From left to right, Mike Sciamanna, Greg Hayes, Eddie O'Reilly.
Former Boston Red Sox infielder Lou Merloni showing his support with his PF 3 wrist ban prior to the annual Oldtime Baseball game in Cambridge.
I just wanted to share with you guys a picture I took this summer. I spent about 3 weeks in the rural part of Southern Vietnam teaching and coaching underprivileged students academics and baseball with a program called Coach for College. I was also able to spend some time with my students talking about ALS. Since most if not all had never heard of ALS, they were very eager to ask questions and learn more about "Strike Out ALS". I hope that they take what they learned and continue to improve their education, develop their athletic skills and spread the awareness of ALS.
Hope all is well!
Boston College Softball 2015
Tim and the McFeelys wanted to show their support from the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland. It was a stormy day but we think only added to the experience. Thinking of you always!
Dana D’Alfonso catching the ferry at Block Island.
Here's one from Pete's former BC Birdball teammate Chris Kowalski and his girlfriend, Caitlyn Walker at the start of this mornings Falmouth road race. Good luck guys!
Some of Pete's former baseball teammates rafting in Colorado. Always got our boy Pete with us. (Left to right) Kevin Boggan, Ryan Akel, Brandon Z-mann, Harry Darling.
Chris Simmons (Far right - BC '80), Adrienne Shoch, Spencer Simmons, and Shea Simmons at Nationals Park, Washington, DC, August 7, 2013, celebrating baseball and the Frate Train. Go Pete!
Rob Tracy ran the Missoula Montana Marathon wearing his Frate Train gear. No easy feat. Thanks Rob!
Dominick Preziosi sent us this one from Zukowski Vineyard, Sonoma, California.
Here's one from Pete's aunt Dana D’Alfonso. Supporting Pete while on the Vineyard in Edgartown. Thanks Dana!
Pete's aunt & cousin, Kathleen & Kaylene Holman, at Safeco field. Thanks for the pic ladies and safe travels Kath.
Lexington Blue Sox Bat Boy, Mark Leary spreading ALS support in Walt Disney World.
BC Class of '80 buddies in Avalon on the Jersey Shore. (L2R) Chris Simmons, Mike Devine, Tom Lamb and Johnny (Pete's dad). Have fun boys!
Just got this one from Notre Dame assistant baseball coach Eddie Smith:
Pete and crew,
I just had a chance to spend a week in the Dominican Republic. Hope that you find this picture as exciting as I do. It is a local field in Boca Chica, a small town in the DR and figured it would be just one more to add to the traveling tees page. We are pulling for you!
Mr. & Mrs. Thorn (aka Maggie's mom & dad) after finishing the 25 mile Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride in Babylon NY.
Hope all is well! Joe Rooney and I (classmates of Pete, BC '07) just spent our Honeymoon in Italy. I have attached 2 pictures of us in Postiano. One is just us and the other is with Anthony Aiello (BC '09) and Corey Griffin who went to BC for freshman year. They happened to be in Italy at the same time! Keep up the great work!!! - Mary (DeFilippo) Rooney
Here's a nice pic from Aunty Betty and her friend, Dorrie while on their cruise and as always supporting Pete and our fight to Strike Out ALScleaned
JP Ryan here. Just got back from a trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Repulic and I proudly wore my Frate Train gear for the whole beach to see!
Art, Liz, Mike and Judith Cronin in Italy at the Piazza San Marco.
Here are a couple from Chris D’Alfonso & family while on vacation in Aruba.
Human Aghel (one of Pete's former teammates in Germany) in Hannover, Germany during my Baseball Game!
Mike Budreau sent us these Frate Train Pics from his recent travels -
1. The Budreau's with fellow Frate Train supporter Goose Sirignano at the USS Yorktown in Charleston Harbor, SC on Memorial Day.
2. Mike at Dodger Stadium before the Dodgers took on the San Diego Padres.
Former Eagles, Teammate Marco Albano and Ned Havern supporting Pete from Puerto Rico.
Brothers Andrew (L) and Pete Frates (R) in front of the Steve Gleason inspired "Rebirth" statue in New Orleans.
Claire Noone at Stonehenge while on vacation with the family. Thanks guys and enjoy the rest of your time in the UK.
Maddie Buttitta rocking her Frate Train gear at Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh, UK.
Helping to raise awareness with former Virginia Tech Baseball players and groomsmen at the wedding of Bryan and Kimberly Thomas in Hilton Head Island, SC. - God Bless!
Pictured (L to R): Weston Mallon, Brandon Mallon, Lewis Hobbs, Bryan Thomas (Groom), Erik Thomas, Kevin Tassinari, Matt Hacker, Paul Mihalick, Matt McGahey
Kelly Cannon sent us this pic taken in a hot air balloon during a sunrise flight over the Serengeti in Tanzania, Africa.
Jay Connolly, Pete, and Jay's fiancé Nicole Benson last November at Mulberry Harbor “B” near Omaha Beach in Normandy. Missing from the picture is Julie of course - she's taking the picture.
John and Jeff McGuire standing on the back of the boat "Scallywag" at the Figawi on Nantucket.
Kristina Casey sent us this pic from this weekend's Indy500. It was a great day!
From Virginia Tech Coach Pete Hughes - The Frate Train is in the Hokie dugout for the ACC Championship game today!
Bruce Garnes of Virginia Tech Athletics rooting on the Hokies at the ACC Baseball Championship. Lets Go Hokies!
Thad Minshall with his Frate Train tee running the Kinetic Half Ironman 2013, Lake Anna, Spotsylvania, Virginia May 11, 2013.
Hi Pete, Julie, Nancy, John, and all. We are in Ireland and took this photo at the Blarney Castle in Cork, Ireland this afternoon. Lots of love, Sully, Jan, Kat, and Matt Sullivan.
From Steve Buckley: "Draggin' today. Needed inspiration. Solution: My Pete Frates tee."
Here's a pic of the Frate Train T (worn by Mike Budreau) crossing the Hungerford Bridge over the River Thames in London.
Maggie Thorn and her Dad after they finished the Long Island half marathon.
Here's one from the Grand Canyon from Aunty Betty (far right), Dorrie (center) and Dorrie's daughter Jenn.
They couldn't make the ALS Awareness game at BC today, but here is most of the Holden Family raising awareness at a wedding in Burnet, Texas. Thanks guys, we appreciate all you do.
Leo Latraverse, 7th Tee at Pebble Beach playing “Run to the hills” on his driver.
Dr. Edward Hardiman, Headmaster of St. John's Prep at the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Lou Gehrig exhibit is in the background.
This one is from Pete's teamate Sal Mirabella, Jr. - Hey Pete, Here are some pictures taken at Africam Safari in Puebla, Mexico! The lion is 8 weeks old! You have and always will be as strong as a lion! Stay positive buddy! Thinking of you!
Here is a picture of Rick Skillings, Steve Jones and Mary Skillings representing Team Frate train in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic!
Pete's amazing fiancé Julie Kowalik (7th from the left) and her girlfriends in Palm Springs for Julie's bachelorette party and of course spreading awareness as always.
Chris Gaeta and Justina Alicudo from the summit of Mt. Washington taken at 6,288 ft. "We were determined to get Pete's shirt to the top and were able to do so! Motivated by Pete, we were able to get the ALS logo on the highest point in the northeast!"
Alicia & Kathleen Holman enjoying a break and spreading awareness in Sint Maarten.
Colin Reposa Striking Out ALS on Waikiki Beach in Hawaii!
Our friend Will McAuliffe sent us these pics of Will and his dad from their recent visit to Pittsburg to take in the Frozen Four college hockey tournament. They also squeezed in enough time to see a Pirates-Reds game at PNC Park as well.
Elizabeth Dropo sent us this one while in Tempe, Arizona to compete at the USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals and got a picture at the finish line!
From friend of the Frate Train Leo Latraverse:"Morning – too many names so how about “Latraverse/Trupiano /Arnold families raising awareness off Jost Van Dyke, BVI aboard the Kekoa.”
Dean Boylan hanging out and raising awareness in the desert in Dubai. Thanks Dean.
Hope you had a nice Easter....Here’s Grampy with Pete's aunts, uncles and cousins on Easter Sunday in NH.
Here is a picture of Alexandra and Mike Spicer sporting their Pete Frates shirts and raising ALS awareness at the Reggae Beach Bar on St. Kitts. Very nice!
James Porter (left) and Joe Broderick in Jamaica. Joe and his band, the Karate Show, rocked at the Plunge 4 Pete. Have fun guys.
David Morrison at the Taj Mahal,India!
Here's a pic from Dave Brown in Puerto Rico. Raising awareness and having fun. Very nice Dave.
Shawn Thornton after a big win against the Senators with his Frate Train hat. A Cup this year would be great but these guys are winners by any standard.
This is a picture of Dave Preziosi, Matt Fitzsimons, and Kevin Tassinari at Breckenridge Colorado, on top of the highest ski lift in North America! Thanks guys.
Here is a picture from one of Pete's former baseball coaches, Peter Mathison from St. Johns Prep.
He's wearing his Frate Train T-shirt in support of Pete during his recent mission trip with the Prep to the Dominican Republic. Pictured here is Coach and Francesca, one of the beautiful little girls they visited in the Mugar Immanuel Orphanage.
Here's a couple from Florida where the BC Baseball team has been playing. Steve Gleason, like Pete, has been a tireless advocate for ALS and the team wanted to honor his efforts by wearing his No White Flags shirts to help raise awareness. Top photo is of the Frates boys (John, Pete & Andrew) and the bottom one is of the team prior to their game with FSU.
From Sydney Drane - Frosty spreading the word!!
Dean & Lucia Darr at the Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas. Thanks for the support guys.
This one is from Nancy that she took of Johnny on Clearwater Beach. She and Johnny are in Florida with Andrew, Pete and the BC Baseball Team. I don't see a ball field so I am guessing this is a little well deserved R&R at the beach. Take care guys - see you soon.
Virginia Tech coach Pete Hughes and Hokies broadcaster Bill Roth Striking out ALS at Bull n Bones. Thanks guys!
Bruins center Patrice Bergeron after a hard fought win against the Lightning wearing his Frate Train hat and helping us spread the word. Go Bruins and thanks Patrice.
Dad Kenny taking a pic of Emma and Madelyn Fraser at Cape Canaveral. Hope you guys are enjoying the vacation.
Here is a pic of the Frate Train T traveling to La Jolla Cove in San Diego, CA. In this picture: Mike, Jess, Amy, Steve, Lauren, Alex and Rakesh.
Just got this one from some of the great guys that organized the Plunge 4 Pete back in December. From left to right Scott Burnham, Matt Davidson, Bo Burnham and Pete Burnham at the Trump National Golf Course in LA. Thanks again guys.
BC head coach Mike Gambino , Director of Operations Pete, Bill Nictakis, brother of Sonny for whom the prestigious honor of wearing the BC uniform #8 is bestowed on a deserving senior yearly and Johnny at Elon, NC.
Here's one of Steve Dutcher and Caroline Trainor in Sanibel Island, Florida!
Bringing ALS Awareness to Scottsdale Arizona. Mark and Loretta Holden, with their son Drew, and his girlfriend Emily.
From John Flemming: "Hey bud, hope all is well. This is from our trip to Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Miss ya love ya."
Andrew Frates with the lovely Thorn woman raising awareness at Jiminy Peak in the Bershires.
Nancy (Frates) sent us these from Dallas taken with her friends at Keller Williams. The second pic is of KW agents in Dallas at the Red Bash watching the 2013 version of the Doobie Brothers. Love the hat Nance!
Tim and Jamie Holden at Wrigley Field. Go Sox!
The Cronins, Darrs & Willwerths at the summit of Mont Tremblant in Quebec. Having fun and raising awareness. Thanks guys.
Tim Bryant wanted to share a photo from Jamaica with his girlfriend, Briana Keene. Looks nice and warm Tim and sure beats Boston right about now. Thanks for the support.
Mike Loftus in New Orleans for the Super Bowl. Spreading awareness and having a Huge Ass Beer. Thanks Mike!
Pete with Bruins center Patrice Bergeron at the Garden prior to NY Rangers game.
Here's one from Pete’s friend DJ Salmon in St. John, VI.
Gregg Carroll in front of TB 12's High School in California. Now there is a real Patriots fan.
Here's one from Joe Nardi and his fiancé Shannon Leary atop Snowbasin Resort in Utah.
Here's a couple from the Pazialle family escaping the Boston winter and spreading the word in St. Thomas. Thanks for the support and have fun guys!
Here are a couple of pictures Lacey Cumming and Marissa Dolan took while in South Africa on a Bentley Grad School trip. The first one is at the sign of Kruger National Park and the second one was taken at Cape of Good Hope, which is the most south-western point of Africa. Thanks ladies!
Melissa Blasczyk at Boston’s Equinox gym bypassing the cold and running 14 miles training for the Boston Marathon for the ALS MA Association.
Pete's former BC teamates Adam Crabtree (Left), Nick Asselin (Center) and Terry Doyle (Far right) sent us this one from Florida backstage with Tyler Hubbard (2nd from left) and Brian Kelley (4th from left) of the band Florida Georgia Line.
Just got this one from our friend Paul Coz of his daughter, Colleen, in the Luvuyo Orphanage in Pretoria, South Africa. Great work and thanks for the support Collen.
Charlotte Manning and Brendan Byrne Jackson Hole, WY.
Sal Mirabella, one of Pete's Lexington Blue Sox teammates, in Washington D.C. with 75 other police officers from my tactical unit to work the Presidential Inauguration this weekend!
Will and Connor McAuliffe sporting their Frate Train gear at the Garden for the Bruins home opener.
John, Andrew and Nancy at lands end. Next stop Cuba!!! On second thought - maybe one of Key West's finest watering holes is a better idea.
You look good John. We are happy for you guys up here in BevTown.
What a way to wrap up a vacation!! Pete and the guys spent the day fishing and after a 2 hour fight landed a 7ft., 125lb. sailfish. I'm told it is the largest fish the captain can remember seeing in a long, long time. Nice job guys!
Just got this one from Nancy who is in Florida with Pete and the family and some of Pete's friends. "Hi guys. Here is the Marathon Key gang ready to go out for a day of fishing! 80 degrees and beautiful! Hopefully they bring back dinner!"
Nice hat Pete!!
Here's a couple from cousin Jim (Frates) and family (Jim, Beth, John & Peter). Enjoying Mt. Blanc and the village of Les Contamines while spreading the word on our fight to Strike Out ALS. Thanks guys!
Jeff Burke sent us this one of BC student-athletes rebuilding in the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans with their Strike Out ALS shirts. What a wonderful group of young men and women.
Pete representing for BC in Miami at the BCS game. From left Elizabeth Dropo, Pete, Alexander Dropo, and Sue Dropo.
Dan McKenna at the Hulk Hogan Beach Shop in Clearwater, Florida.
Art Cronin a long way from Beverly sampling some of California's finest wines. And I always thought he was a Bud Light guy.
Reynoso Ryne with his Sun Valley version of Plunge 4 Pete… Freezin' for a Reason! Frate Train love from top of Mount Baldy in Sun Valley, ID!
Katie Mayo Howard sent us this one in Chicago in front of Second City, the comedy/improv club where many Saturday Night Live actors got their start.
Karleen Herbst Striking Out ALS at Disneyland in California!
Retired New Orleans Saint and tireless ALS advocate & spokesperson, Steve Gleason, wearing his Frate Train Tee on his way to his workout in New Orleans #NO WHITE FLAGS. If you have a moment, please take a look at this brief video Steve put together with some of his friends from the NFL to raise awareness for this dreadful disease.
Scott Burnham in Las Vegas raising awareness and who knows what else.
Maggie Thorn (left) & friends in Boston with Boston Celtic captain Paul Pierce.
From the World Champion New York Football Giants. BC graduates, Mark Herzlich ’10, Mathias Kiwanuka ’05,
and Chris Snee ’04, in their Frate Train Gear in front of the Giants Super Bowl trophies !!
New York Giants President, CEO and co-owner John Mara with his Frate Train tshirt.