NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Belmont University Athletics proudly recognized The Pat Summitt Foundation and the Nashville Alzheimer's Association at Thursday's basketball doubleheader.
The Bruins' contests against Coach Summitt's alma mater – UT Martin – provided a perfect backdrop to honor the remarkable work of the foundation.
Belmont Director of Athletics Scott Corley presented Mike Estes, tournament chairman of the Nashville Alzheimer's Golf Classic Benefitting The Pat Summitt Foundation, with a commemorative plaque and Voice of the Bruins Rich Tiner shared stories with Estes during the Bruin Sports Network broadcast.
"The Pat Summitt Foundation – and leaders such as Mike – are doing such meaningful work in raising awareness and funds towards a cure for Alzheimer's and other chronic neurodegenerative diseases," Corley said. "It is a fitting tribute to Coach Summitt."
In the last decade, the golf tournament has raised over one million dollars for research.
On Feb. 16, 2012, Belmont women's basketball hosted a We Back Pat night, with custom warmup T-shirts worn by the Bruins.
For more information on The Pat Summitt Foundation, log onto www.patsummitt.org or follow on Twitter @WeBackPat.
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Ranked No. 6 in the Regional Universities South category and named as a "Most Innovative" university by U.S. News & World Report, Belmont University consists of more than 7,700 students who come from every state and more than 25 countries. Committed to being a leader among teaching universities, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. The University's purpose is to help students explore their passions and develop their talents to meet the world's needs. With more than 90 areas of undergraduate study, 19 master's programs and five doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont University can expand an individual's horizon. For more information, visit www.belmont.edu.