Pete Frates and Dick Kelley, members of the Boston College athletic department fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease, are set to be honored during a charity golf tournament organized by BC2Boston and BC Athletics later this month.
The ALS Charity Golf Tournament will be held at Newton Commonwealth Golf Course on Apr. 27, with the proceeds going to the ALS Foundation for Frates, a former BC baseball player and current Director of Baseball Operations, and Kelley, an SID for the men’s basketball team.
There are 12 foursomes available for the event. A group of three students can purchase a $150 ticket for a round of golf, with the fourth member of the group being completed by a BC student-athlete. Tickets can be purchased at Robsham on Apr. 10.
Following the tournament, athletic director Brad Bates will emcee a reception at Cityside where prizes will be given away. In addition to prizes for the winning group as well as competitions such as longest drive and longest putt, there will also be a raffle at the reception open to the rest of the student body. The $5 raffle tickets go on sale next week.
Some of the prizes include tickets and field passes to next year’s Florida State football game, gift cards to local stores and restaurants, and BC athletics memorabilia.