Pride of the Southland band honors Pat Summitt during halftime show

(Courtesy: WATE)
(Courtesy: WATE)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – During halftime of the University of Tennessee game against the Ohio Bobcats, the Pride of Southland formed the stylized ‘P’ for Pat Summitt.

Summitt passed away in June after battling Alzheimer’s.The legendary Lady Vols coach had a long and successful career at the University of Tennessee, which spanned 38 years.

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While playing the Tennessee Waltz, the band also formed “Pat,” the logo used by the Pat Summitt Foundation. Players also wore commemorative stickers on their helmets honoring the late coach.

Tennessee will also give 102,455 fans stickers for the Florida football game on Sept. 24.

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In November 2011, just months after her Alzheimer’s diagnosis, Summitt announced the formation of the Pat Summitt Foundation to fund research for the disease.

Her game plan was to help find a cure so no family has to hear that a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

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