Theo Epstein hit a 50-yard field goal in support of former Globe writer Chris Snow

The #TrickShot4Snowy challenge, inspired by former Globe staffer Chris Snow, is raising money for ALS research.

Chris Snow (right) is battling ALS in the public eye.
Chris Snow (right) is battling ALS in the public eye. –Kelsie Snow

From 50 yards out, Theo Epstein hit a field goal, raising money for and awareness of ALS research in the process.

Epstein, the former general manager of the Red Sox, was one of the latest participants in the #TrickShotForSnowy challenge, a social media campaign in honor of Chris Snow, Calgary Flames assistant general manager and former Red Sox writer for The Boston Globe. Snow has been battling ALS for the last year.

The Flames Foundation, which created the challenge, encourages participants to “film a trick shot of any kind, post it, and nominate two others to strut their stuff while asking for donations.”


“This is a guy with a foundation that has raised $13M since 2015,” Snow tweeted in response to Esptein’s video. “He was more than happy to completely pull a calf muscle for us.”

After his successful shot, Epstein nominated David Ortiz and Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam to participate.


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