Thursday’s Mashup: Netflix set to develop movie about life of Pete Frates

Lucy Burdge
December 20, 2018 - 7:43 am

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THURSDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Houston at Miami, 8 p.m. (TNT)
NBA: Dallas at LA Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
NHL: Anaheim at Boston, 7 p.m. (NESN)

AROUND THE WEB:

-- Netflix is set to develop a feature film about the life of Pete Frates and the Ice Bucket Challenge he inspired.

The film will be produced by Casey Affleck and will be based on the 2017 book, “The Ice Bucket Challenge.”

Nancy Frates, Pete’s mother, tweeted the movie has been a “long time coming.”

Frates, a former Boston College baseball captain, has been battling ALS since 2012.

His battle inspired the 2014 Ice Bucket Challenge, a viral video craze which raised more than $200 million for ALS research.

-- Donald Trump is being forced to sell a Tim Tebow helmet he bought at an auction for the now-defunct Donald J. Trump Foundation.

Trump agreed to shut down the foundation on Tuesday, as the New York State attorney general’s office alleges that he used the foundation illegally to his own personal and political benefit.

The foundation’s remaining $1.75 million and other assets will be liquidated to other charities at the discretion of New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood and a state judge.

Those assets include portraits of Trump and a Broncos helmet autographed by Tebow that Trump spent $12,000 of Trump Foundation money on at an auction in 2012.

The helmet is now valued at $475.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Bill [Belichick> called me. Told me, ‘Congrats. Get ready for work this week.’” -- Stephon Gilmore, on finding out he had been named a Pro Bowler

 

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