Fans can participate in Ice Bucket Challenge with Red Sox players via auction

Ryan Hannable
August 25, 2015 - 7:59 am

The Ice Bucket Challenge is taking the nation by storm again this August with Major League Baseball playing a major part with every team in the league participating. It will conclude Aug. 31 with David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval, Xander Bogaerts, Mookie Betts and Brock Holt expected to take part by pouring ice on fans on the field at Fenway Park. Fans can get the opportunity by winning an online auction. In addition to getting soaked on the field, winners will receive the spring training jerseys that Red Sox players wore on March 3 to honor Pete Frates, the Boston College baseball star and pioneer of the Ice Bucket Challenge. Winners also receive two tickets to the game against the Yankees that night, along with a professional photo commemorating the experience. "€œWe'€™re honored to be associated with the Frates family and to have the opportunity to help bring attention to this devastating disease," said Adam Grossman, Red Sox, SVP of Marketing and Brand Development. "What Pete and Pat have accomplished through the ice bucket challenge initiative -- raising global awareness and much needed funds to support critical research '€“ is nothing short of amazing and we'€™re proud to be part of this movement." Fans can submit their bids at All proceeds from the auction will benefit the ALS Association.