BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WVLT) -- The Southeastern Conference and its members are teaming up to help fight Alzheimer's disease. They announced on Thursday they will donate $100,000 to the Pat Summitt Foundation Fund.
“Coach Summitt is an integral part 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.”
In addition to the donation, the SEC Women's Basketball Coaches unanimously committed to participating in an annual "We Back Pat" event to be held each January, designed to bring awareness to the Pat Summitt Foundation.
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