• Runners raise money for 'Pete's Park'

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    BEVERLY, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Runners came out for the Inaugural Pete Frates 5k Sunday, working to raise enough money to build a new park in Beverly. 

    Friends of Pete are working to raise money to build Pete's Park, which will be an all-inclusive park that meets ADA standards. 

    Pete Frates is behind the viral "#ALSIceBucketChallenge. The former Boston College baseball player was diagnosed with ALS at age 27 and since has taken an active role in raising awareness of the disease. 

    About 1,000 people came out to support the park project. The new park will be at the former Longfellow Park in Beverly. 

    "The park has been neglected in the last few years...the park needs a lot of work," said Frates father, John Frates. 

    Frates said the goal is to give the park an entire makeover and also to make it available for everyone, including his own son. 

    To learn more about the park or to donate, visit its website. 
     

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