Kara Lawson to help fund Pat Summitt Foundation

The former Lady Vol and the Connecticut Sun will donate $100 to the Pat Summitt Foundation for every 3-pointer Lawson hits this season.

Connecticut Sun's Asjha Jones and Kara Lawson celebrate their overtime win against the Phoenix Mercury in a WNBA basketball game on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, at US Airways Center in Phoenix. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski ) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; NO SALES; MAGAZINES OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) -- Former Tennessee star Kara Lawson and the WNBA's Connecticuct Sun will donate $100 to the Pat Summitt Foundation for every 3-pointer Lawson hits this season.

The 59-year-old Summitt announced her retirement from Tennessee in April, eight months after revealing that she had been diagnosed with early onset dementia.

Lawson said the donation is a way for her to honor her former coach. She said she'll donate $50 for each made 3-point shot and the team will match that donation.

Lawson hit 55 3-pointers last season, and ranks ninth in league history with 433.

She said she has not talked to the nine other former Volunteers in the WNBA, but would be happy if her donation inspired others in the league to support Summitt's foundation.

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