Officials at The Pat Summitt Foundation expressed today their appreciation to the Southeastern Conference (SEC), Commissioner Mike Slive and all its member institutions for their support of the organization’s mission. They noted that the SEC in cooperation with its 14- member institutions has for the third year organized a “We Back Pat” Week. The week-long initiative is focused on bringing awareness and recognition to The Pat Summitt Foundation, a fund of East Tennessee Foundation, and its fight against Alzheimer’s disease.
During the week of January 19-26, SEC member institutions will offer support of The Pat Summitt Foundation during their home basketball games. At every SEC women’s basketball game – 19 games in 13 cities – a variety of efforts including promotional public address announcements and video endorsements will help to increase awareness of the foundation and its mission. The Foundation offers the sale of “We Back Pat” t-shirts and wristbands as well as a number of autographed and specialty items on their website at www.patsummitt.org.