Mark Emmert

NCAA honors man who inspired ALS ice bucket challenge

NCAA honors man who inspired ALS ice bucket challenge

The Massachusetts man who inspired the Ice Bucket Challenge that has raised millions of dollars for ALS research received a hand-delivered award from the NCAA on Tuesday.

Pete Frates, the former Boston College baseball captain who touched off the viral-video craze, was given the NCAA's 2017 Inspiration Award at a ceremony in his living room.

"What you've been able to do to inspire so many people to support this cause is monumental and it is, in fact, inspirational," NCAA President Mark Emmert said at the event. "We couldn't be more proud to come here and present you and your family with this award."

Officials with the collegiate sports organization...

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