The Southeastern Conference and its member institutions are pleased to announce the donation of $100,000 to the Pat Summitt Foundation Fund to aid in its fight against Alzheimer's disease.
"Coach Summitt is an integral part of the Southeastern Conference's history and we will be forever grateful for her many contributions to this league and to college basketball" said SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. "We are pleased that the Southeastern Conference can play a part in not only honoring Pat but in helping her reach her goals for The Foundation Fund."
The purpose of the fund is to provide education and awareness of Alzheimer's, its onset and treatment; support services to patients, their families and caregivers; and research to treat, prevent, cure, and ultimately eradicate this devastating disease.
In addition to the financial contribution, the SEC Women's Basketball Coaches unanimously supported continued participation in an annual "We Back Pat Week" to be held each January. The week-long initiative, started this previous season and will bring awareness and recognition to the Pat Summitt Foundation Fund and the fight against Alzheimer's disease.
For more information or to make a donation to the Pat Summitt Foundation Fund, please visit www.patsummitt.org.