Vols’ basketball teams to honor Pat Summitt

Vols' basketball teams to honor Pat Summitt (Image 1)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee men's and women's basketball teams will each host games this season that show support of coach Pat Summitt as she faces early onset dementia.

The teams are encouraging fans to wear “We Back Pat” T-shirts to the women's game November 27 game against Baylor and the men's January 21 game against Connecticut.

For every $10 “We Back Pat” shirt that is sold, $4.25 will be donated to programs supporting people with dementia and Alzheimer's in Tennessee. Sales of the shirts already have generated more than $150,000 in donations.

Checks will be presented to Alzheimer's Tennessee and University of Tennessee Medical Center before the Baylor game.

The “We Back Pat” shirts are available for purchase through UT and Knoxville area Food City and Walgreens stores.


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