Cierra Burdick supports Pat Summitt Foundation with camp

Part of the proceeds from the former Lady Vol's camp will go to the Pat Summitt Foundation and Alzheimer's Association.

Former Lady Vol Cierra Burdick hosted the first day of her "Dream To Be" camp at Webb School Saturday.

Part of each registration fee will go to the PatSummitt Foundation and the Alzheimer's Association. Burdick played for Summitt during Pat's final season.

"She's the reason I'm doing these camps," Burdick said. "I feel like she's given back to so many women, not only in Knoxville and not only to our players and coaches but to just people who were impacted by her program."

Burdick was able to see Pat Summitt in the summer when the legendary Lady Vols coach's condition worsened. Burdick herself was going through a tough time - she had been waved by the Atlanta Dream of the WNBA. She was out of a job and lacking self-confidence, but being with her Lady Vol family and Summitt helped her through it.

"That's what these camps are about, to continue to inspire and motivate and encourage the next generation like [Summitt] did for us," Burdick said. "If I can succeed just a little bit, if I can touch one young woman or one young lady, that's what it's about."

 


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