Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Pat Summitt Foundation to Sell Memorial Tee, Warns Against Counterfeits

The Pat Summitt Foundation announced Thursday it will begin selling a memorial T-shirt Friday honoring the Lady Vols legend’s life and career. Nearly all of the proceeds will benefit the foundation’s work in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

The shirt’s design will not be officially unveiled until Friday. It will be available for purchase in retail stores across the state for a limited time and online at The Pat Summitt Foundation’s website. Bacon and Company President Jed Dance handled the design, production and distribution at no cost to the foundation.

The Pat Summitt Foundation also advised people on Thursday to be wary of multiple memorial shirts being sold online without permission to use Summit’s legally protected name and claiming to benefit the foundation. Foundation officials say they have contacted those selling the shirts, but have not yet received a response.

Summitt died Tuesday at 64, five years after her diagnosis with early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type.

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