This is great to see.
As the MLB regular season for 2015 got underway this week, the Boston Red Sox decided to honor a local man and Red Sox fan who has become quite well known in the last year.
Pete Frates, the man who started the Ice Bucket Challenge which took the internet by storm in 2014 to raise awareness and fund further research for ALS, was honored at Fenway Park ahead of the Red Sox home opener against the Washington Nationals as he was presented with a lifetime contract with the Boston Red Sox, which was signed in front of the home fans and players such as David Ortiz.
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington had this to say on his latest signing:
It’s a symbolic thing but sometimes there are symbolic things that mean something real. And we feel that this time it did.
A fantastic gesture. Well played Red Sox!