LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College women's basketball will honor basketball coaching legend Pat Summit during Saturday's game against Nova Southeastern as part of the Pat Summit Foundation's "We Back Pat" campaign. The Moccasins and Sharks will wear purple during warmups prior to their 5:30 p.m. contest at Jenkins Field House.
In addition, a portion of Saturday's proceeds from both the men's and women's basketball games will go directly to the Pat Summit Foundation, which is dedicated to finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease, which took the life of the former Tennessee women's basketball coach in 2016. Summit coached the Lady Vols from 1974-2012, winning eight NCAA Division I national championships and becoming the first coach, men's or women's, to compile 1,000 career victories.
Fans can also make a donation online to the Pat Summit Foundation by clicking HERE.
About The Pat Summitt Foundation
The Pat Summitt Foundation, a fund of East Tennessee Foundation, was established by Pat Summitt in November 2011. Its mission is to award grants to non-profit organizations that advance research for treatment and a cure, provide support for patients and caregivers, and educate the public on Alzheimer's disease. In January 2015, The Pat Summitt Foundation formed a strategic partnership with The University of Tennessee Medical Center to create The Pat Summitt Clinic. The clinic, which opened in 2017, greatly improves access to healthcare services for families and patients facing Alzheimer's disease in a facility created to advance Alzheimer's research, detection, treatment, and family caregiver support. To learn more, please visit www.patsummitt.org, like the foundation on facebook.com/patsummittfoundation, and follow it on Twitter @webackpat, and Instagram @webackpat.