Vols partner with Pat Summitt Foundation for Alzheimer's initiative

"Voice" runner-up and Knoxville native Emily Ann Roberts sings at Saturdays halftime performance that honored late Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt.

The Tennessee Vols are partnering with The Pat Summitt Foundation and DISH to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer's.

The Pride of the Southland Band marched on the field at halftime during the Saturday's game against Ohio, forming a stylized Pat Summitt "P" from the coach's signature. The formation is similar to the sticker Vols players have been wearing on their helmets this season since Summitt passed away following her battle with Alzheimer's.

For next week's big game against Florida, the Vols will be handing out custom 'Game Face' black-eye stickers featuring the signature "P"  to each of the 102,455 fans that come to Neyland Stadium.  The event is being called "Get Your Game Face On!" and money raised will go to pay for The Pat Summitt Alzheimer's Clinic that is scheduled to open in December.

Fans can get an early start by buying the stickers next week at retail stores across Tennessee. Each sticker costs $3.99 and $2 from every purchase goes to support The Pat Summitt Foundation.

DISH said it will be pledging $102,455 to the foundation, which is one dollar for each fan that is expected to show up to next week's game.


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