Clarksville moves forward with plaza to honor Pat Summitt

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The City of Clarksville celebrated Pat Head Summitt Day Thursday with new developments regarding a plaza to honor her.

The idea to have a Pat Head Summitt Plaza at Liberty Park in her hometown of Clarksville has been in the works for years, but now civic leaders are ready to move forward with their vision.

“We believe she should be remembered as someone who inspired greatness, not just in her players, but in everyone that came in contact with her and knew about her,” Mayor Kim McMillan explained.

After a nationwide call for artists, a committee chose a bronze larger than life statue of Summitt, but the space along the Cumberland River will include more than a statue.

“As we continue to raise money and we continue to see the outpouring of support for this great lady and legendary individual we will continue to add to what we are doing to honor her,” said McMillan.

The mold is now in a factory ready to be cast, but the committee has only raised about half of the project’s estimated $250,000 price tag.

They hope to erect the statue by October.

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