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 University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball team 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 and raise money for The Pat Summitt Foundation.
With the community’s help, the district hopes to raise $1,098 to be designated as a Purple Bike Community.
Purple collection buckets are set up at the following locations:
• Ashland City Hall
• Pinnacle Bank, Ashland City
• Environmentalist Office at the Tucker Empson County Office Building, Ashland City
• Cheatham County Courthouse, Chancery Court Clerk’s Office, Ashland City
• West Cheatham Elementary School
• East Cheatham Elementary School
• Pleasant View Elementary School
• Sycamore Middle School
• Kingston Springs Elementary School
• Harpeth Middle School