The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge may have been a fun viral movement, but the message behind its awareness campaign hits much closer to home at Boston College. Pete Frates, a former member of the Eagles baseball team, is a 30-year-old battling the debilitating disease himself.

He's also an awareness advocate for ALS, and was the guy who came up with the Ice Bucket fundraising campaign. So, in an exhibition game with the Boston Red Sox, BC came together with the professional club and honored their former teammate.

Each players on both sides wore jerseys with the No. 3 in the exhibition, which was Frates' playing number. They also wore his name across the back of their jerseys:


A view of the locker rooms prior to teams suiting up. The jerseys will be auctioned off and the proceeds will be given to Frates' #3 fund, an organization that provides financial support to ALS charities:


Teams lined up for a pre-game tribute, where Frates' family met with members of the Red Sox organization on his behalf:


Frates, who continues to fight ALS as both a patient and activist, responded to both teams with gratitude via Twitter:


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