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.comments powered by Disqus