Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pat Summitt to receive Tigrett Award at West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation gala

Collegiate sports legend and Head Coach Emeritus of the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers Pat Head Summitt will be honored with the Tigrett Award at the 23rd annual West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation’s Charity Gala on Nov. 10, foundation officials announced today.

The Tigrett Award, first given in 2006, was established to honor Jackson native John Burton Tigrett, according to a news release. Tigrett was well known for his world-renowned entrepreneurship and philanthropy. The Tigrett Award was endowed by Fred Smith of FedEx and serves to recognize a Tennessean who has greatly contributed to society through his/her talents and leadership locally, nationally and abroad.

Gala proceeds will benefit Ayers Children’s Medical Center and the Kirkland Cancer Center at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

For reservations, contact Chris Ramey at (731) 984-2142 or Chris.Ramey@wth.org

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