For the ninth year, the Southeastern Conference and its 14 member institutions will host "We Back Pat Week." It's a week-long initiative focused on bringing awareness and recognition to The Pat Summitt Foundation and its fight against Alzheimer's disease. 

Teams will support The Pat Summitt Foundation during their home basketball games from Jan. 19-26. Various efforts will be made to increase awareness of The Pat Summitt Foundation during the women's games slated for the week.

The Lady Vols will play its annual "We Back Pat" game on Jan. 26 when Tennessee hosts LSU at 1 p.m. in Thompson-Boling Arena.

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LSU is coached by Nikki (Caldwell) Fargas, who played for Summitt and coached alongside her.

Fans are encouraged to wear a "We Back Pat" shirt to the Tennessee-LSU game on Sunday. "We Back Pat" shirts will be available for sale through the Shop at PatSummitt.org 

 Orange and purple shakers, courtesy of the Pat Summitt Foundation, will be available for fans while supplies last.

If you'd like to learn more about The Pat Summit Foundation, you can learn more HERE.