Friday, January 10, 2014

"We Back Pat" Initiative

Three SEC women's basketball games on Jan. 26 will honor former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt as part of the SEC's "We Back Pat" initiative.

One of the games will be Tennessee at Texas A&M (TV: ESPN2, 4 p.m.). South Carolina will face Vanderbilt (ESPN2, 2 p.m.) and Auburn will play Florida (ESPNU, 3 p.m.).

During the game telecasts, ESPN will honor Summitt's leadership through storytelling and in-game graphics. Furthermore, will have additional features relating to the UT coaching legend, who now is the Lady Vols' head coach emeritus.

The SEC's "We Back Pat" is a week-long initiative focused on bringing awareness to The Pat Summitt Foundation. The initiative includes 19 conference games Jan. 19-26 and will promote the cause through in-arena PSAs, "We Back Pat" shooting shirts and several coaches and teams wearing the color purple.

Summitt and her son Tyler launched the foundation on Nov. 27, 2011, after her diagnosis of early onset dementia, Alzheimer's type at the age of 59.

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