As the all-time winningest coach in NCAA history, Summitt, a 1970 graduate of Cheatham County Central High School, inspired countless students, players and fans as she led the Lady Volunteers to 1,098 wins.
After a five-year battle with Alzheimer’s, Summitt passed away in 2016.
The Cheatham County School District is proud to support “Pedal for Pat,” a cross-country ride cycling fundraiser in which a team of 12 individuals will ride for 12 days (Oct. 17-28) from Knoxville to Key West, Fla.
The team will ride a total of 1,098 miles in honor of Summitt’s 1,098 wins. Each team member will also raise money for The Pat Summitt Foundation.
One of the 12 cyclists is Pamela Bettis-Tanner, who was the first girls basketball coach at Sycamore High School. She was at SHS from 1998-2000.
With the community’s help, the district plans to raise $1,098 to be designated as a Purple Bike Community. Our community will also be mentioned on social media and listed as a supporter on the “Pedal for Pat” website.
If an individual, organization or business in Cheatham County would like a purple bucket to collect money for “Pedal for Pat” ride during the month of September, contact Federal Projects Supervisor Judy Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the ride, visithttp://www.patsummitt.org/join_pats_team/pedal_for_pat.aspx.