BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The University of Arkansas joins the Southeastern Conference in cooperation with its 14-member institutions will once again organize the “We Back Pat” Week in 2013.
The week-long initiative is focused on bringing awareness and recognition to The Pat Summitt Foundation, a fund of East Tennessee Foundation, and its fight against Alzheimer’s disease.
During the week of January 13-20, SEC member institutions will support The Pat Summitt Foundation during their home basketball games. During the women’s games slated for the week, various efforts will be made to increase awareness of The Pat Summitt Foundation.
The Pat Summitt Foundation was launched November 27, 2011 by Pat & Tyler Summitt after her diagnosis of early onset dementia, Alzheimer's type at the age of 59.
About The Pat Summitt Foundation Fund
The Pat Summitt Foundation, A Fund of East Tennessee Foundation, is dedicated to winning the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Its mission as a grant-making foundation is to advance research for prevention and a cure; to provide hope, care, and critical support for patients, caregivers and families; and to educate the public on the impacts of Alzheimer’s disease and the urgent need for a cure.
Pat Summitt, her family and friends have chosen East Tennessee Foundation to receive and manage contributions to Pat’s Fund, and to facilitate their grant-making in support of the mission.
To learn more about the Foundation visit the website at www.patsummitt.org.
About East Tennessee Foundation
East Tennessee Foundation (ETF) is a public, nonprofit, community foundation created for the purpose of building charitable resources to make communities stronger and lives better through thoughtful giving. It is located at 625 Market Street, Suite 1400, Knoxville, TN 37902. For more information, call 865-524-1223 or visit www.easttennesseefoundation.org.
Visit www.patsummitt.org, or text COACH to 50555 to join and donate $10 (Msg.& Data rates may apply). Donations benefit The Pat Summitt Foundation, a fund of East Tennessee Foundation.
Websites & Social Media
For Foundation News
The Pat Summitt Foundation on Facebook
@PatSummitt on Twitter
For SEC & We Back Pat Week News
Southeastern Conference on Facebook
@SECSportsUpdate on Twitter
This week's games
Alabama at Ole Miss (SPSO) 1:30 p.m CT
Arkansas at Vanderbilt 2:00 p.m. CT
Auburn at Texas A&M 2:00 p.m. CT
Tennessee at Florida (ESPNU) 11:30 a.m. ET
South Carolina at Georgia (CSS) 1:00 p.m. ET
Kentucky at Missouri (ESPNU) 12:30 p.m. CT
Mississippi State at LSU (CST) 2:00 p.m. CT
Georgia at Arkansas 7:00 p.m. CT
Tennessee at Auburn (CSS) 8:00 p.m. CT
Mississippi State at Kentucky 7:00 p.m. ET
LSU at South Carolina 7:00 p.m. ET
Alabama at Tennessee (CSS) 1:00 p.m. ET
Auburn at Kentucky (SECN) 2:00 p.m. ET
South Carolina at Florida (FSF) 1:00 p.m. ET
Texas A&M at Georgia (ESPN2) 5:00 p.m. ET
Vanderbilt at LSU 2:00 p.m. CT
Missouri at Ole Miss (CST) 2:00 p.m. CT
CSS - Comcast Sports Southeast; CST - Cox Sports Television; FSF - FS Florida; SECN - SEC Network over-the-air syndication; SPSO - SportSouth.