NCAA gives $50,000 in honor of Summitt to fight Alzheimer’s
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The NCAA has donated $50,000 to the Pat Summitt Foundation in memory of the late Tennessee coach.
The foundation announced the donation Wednesday.
The money will go toward the Summitt Foundation’s goal of raising $2.5 million for the Pat Summitt Alzheimer’s Clinic at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, which is scheduled to open in December.
Foundation director Patrick Wade thanked the NCAA for its support in the fight against Alzheimer’s. The NCAA’s donation and money donated since Summitt died June 28 will be used for research, treatment and support of Alzheimer’s patients and families in Tennessee.
Summitt was the winningest Division I college basketball coach with 1,098 wins over 38 seasons. She announced in August 2011 that she had been diagnosed with early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type.