Pete Frates honored by NCAA

Former Boston College baseball captain and ALS patient and advocate Pete Frates was awarded the 2017 NCAA Inspiration Award by NCAA President Dr. Mark Emmert in his home in Beverly, MA.

The Massachusetts man who inspired the Ice Bucket Challenge that's raised millions of dollars nationwide for ALS research is being honored at his home.

The NCAA hand-delivered an award to Pete Frates, the former Boston College baseball captain who touched off the national craze.

"For all that you've done and continue to do for all of humanity, thank you so much," NCAA president Mark Emmert said during the presentation.

Officials with the collegiate sports organization announced earlier that Frates would be unable to accept the 2017 Inspiration Award at its January awards celebration in Nashville, Tennessee, because his neurodegenerative disease was progressing.

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