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SEC holding 'We Back Pat' Summitt fundraiser

4:29 PM, Jan 15, 2013   |    comments
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Pat Summitt says she is "honored" that the Southeastern Conference is holding a "We Back Pat" week for the second straight year to support her foundation and fight Alzheimer's disease.

The former Tennessee coach spoke at a press conference Tuesday at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame announcing fundraising events in conjunction with "We Back Pat" week. She didn't take questions.

At every SEC women's basketball game this week, players are wearing "We Back Pat" T-shirts during pregame warmups.

Last year's "We Back Pat" week funded separate $28,000 grants to the University of Tennessee's Cole Neuroscience Center and Alzheimer's Tennessee. Fans can donate $10 to the foundation by texting the word "COACH" to the number 50555. The foundation is selling "We Back Pat" T-shirts, wristbands and other items at www.patsummitt.org.

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