IPSWICH — It’s been over six years since Pete Frates was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Since then, he and his family have continuously done everything in their power to not only raise money to help with Pete’s around the clock care, but to spread awareness of the devastating disease.
From frequent ice bucket challenges and polar plunges, to dedicated ALS games at Fenway Park, brewery events and everything in between, it’s been a constant effort that’s brought people together for an extraordinary cause time and time again.
But the one thing the Frates haven’t yet organized is a charity golf tournament in Pete’s name — that is, until Monday afternoon.
Andrew Frates, Pete’s younger brother, along with title sponsor Barstool Sports and gold sponsors Boston Bruins and The High Hook (the Cox family) finally put all the pieces together this summer, hosting a charitable and enjoyable day on the links at Ipswich’s Turner Hill. They dubbed the event the Pete Frates 3 Golf Classic, and after raising upwards of $40,000, they can officially proclaim the inaugural tournament a smashing success.