Charity hockey game, silent auction, raffle, giveaways, autographs, food and fun!
Friday, July 10th, 2015 (Tickets on sale Friday, June 5th 10am)
Doors open at 6:00p.m.; puck drop is 7:05p.m.
Walter Brown Arena at BU.
Current and Former NHL stars
Raise awareness and funding for Compassionate Care ALS to support all those affected by ALS and in honor of Pete Frates, Dick Kelley, Ron Perryman and Richard Armstrong.
The concept for the Comm Ave Charity Classic began in late 2014 when former Boston College Eagles’ hockey captain, Pat Mullane ‘13, was inspired by BC’s own Sports Information Director, Dick Kelly, and his notable fight against ALS. Like many student-athletes at Boston College, Mullane was fortunate to develop a great friendship with Dick, who served as mentor, role model, and most importantly a friend to everyone he met. Dick lost his battle with ALS in February of 2014.
As the Boston College community mourned the death of Dick, another Eagle continued his battle with ALS. Former Boston College Baseball captain, Pete Frates, was diagnosed with ALS in March of 2012 and continues the fight. While their paths never crossed at BC, Pat heard countless stories about Pete’s passion for baseball, his family, and his friends.
Something had to be done to honor such incredible members of the BC and ALS communities and support a much needed cause. In January of 2015, Pat teamed up with former Boston College Hockey player, Andrew Orpik ‘09. Andrew spent two years at BC with Pete Frates and like Pat, developed a friendship with Dick Kelley. Together, Pat and Andrew decided to initiate the first annual Comm Ave Charity Classic.