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Lady Vols' SEC success a boon to Summitt Foundation

March 29th, 2014 10:09 pm by Associated Press

Lady Vols' SEC success a boon to Summitt Foundation

Tennessee head coach emeritus Pat Summitt, center, has her picture taken with the Lady Vols in Knoxville during the NCAA Selection Show on March 17. (AP Photo/Knoxville News Sentinel, Saul Young)

KNOXVILLE — The Tennessee women's basketball team's Southeastern Conference success this season raised more than $22,000 for the Pat Summitt Foundation through a pledge drive started by Lady Vols assistant coach Kyra Elzy.

Elzy and her husband, Dexter Lander, pledged $100 to the Pat Summitt Foundation for each of the Lady Vols' SEC wins this season. She donated twice as much for SEC tournament victories. Fifty-two people joined Elzy in pledging various sums.

Pat Summitt Foundation director Patrick Wade said Elzy's project produced more than $22,000 in pledges this season. Tennessee went 13-3 in SEC play and won the conference tournament.

The Pat Summitt Foundation was started by former Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt and is dedicated to fighting Alzheimer's disease.

Elzy did a similar initiative last season that raised over $11,000 for Summitt's foundation.

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