Pat Summitt Plaza & Statue Almost Finished

    October 17, 2013
    Emily Greene
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Friends, family, and fans alike are invited to witness the dedication of the Pat Summitt Plaza and Statue in Knoxville, Tennessee.

On November 22, at 11:00 a.m., everyone will be able to see the finished product of the plaza and statue at the corner of Lake Loudoun Boulevard and Phillip Fulmer Way.

Internationally-known artist and sculptor David Adickes of Houston, Texas is currently building the bronze statue of Summitt.

The winningest coach in NCAA men’s or women’s basketball was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s in 2011. Summitt made the brave decision to continue as head coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols for the 2011-2012 season, but with a lesser role. During that season, her assistant since 1985, Holly Warlick, took most of the responsibilities as head coach. Warlick became Summitt’s successor after Summitt retired at the end of the 2011-2012 season.

Summitt ended her 38-year career with a record of 1,098 wins in 1,306 games.

Many fans are already putting the dedication in their calendars.

While some are upset they won’t be able to make it to the event.

For those who do plan on attending, be prepared for some road closures in the area. At 9:00 a.m., Phillip Fulmer Way will close from the Andy Holt Tower administrative parking garage entrance to the intersection with Lake Loudoun Boulevard. Then at 10:30 a.m., Lake Loudoun Boulevard will close from Neyland Drive to Volunteer Boulevard. Attendees can find available parking at the G-10 garage, which is located between Thompson-Boling Arena and Neyland Stadium.

So wear your orange and support the amazing woman that is Pat Summitt. (As a non-Vol fan, the orange part was very hard to say, but Summitt really is a great lady.)

For more information on the project and how you can contribute with the over 550 that already have, visit www.patsummittplaza.com

Image via YouTube.

  • Drew Shervin

    Pat was going to attend the ceremony but she forgot how to get there.

    • Jack

      A truly great lady with tremendous class. Unfortunate that Drew has no class.

      • Nate

        Drew is a little sh*t..nough said.

    • Orvis Rake

      Drew, I resent the fact that you don’t know anything about alzheimers disease. If you had to take care of a loved one for 10 years,as I did my wife, you would never make fun of that disease ever again.

    • http://webpronews erin

      Drew, you are an immature a@@hole. you must have Napoleon syndrome and little wiener syndrome since you find it so easy to inflict your stupidity in these sensitive issues. You should just take your narrow-minded, ignorant a@@ back under your mossy rock and stay for good. While you are at it, maybe you should bit@h slap your mom and dad for raising such an ignorant, insensitive, and stupid piece of filth named Drew. If any of what I said offends you then maybe that will help you understand how your dumb a@@ comment offends and hurts others!!!!

    • http://yahoo T Baer

      How low does one’s IQ have to be to conjure up such a comment. Lower than a gaping A@* HO@#
      I would expect.

    • http://Webpronews.com Richard

      Drew, you are a douche bag.I know, you were just trying to be funny but all you are is a smart ass.I wonder what you willthink if your momma comes down with what Pat Summit has?

  • David A. Williams

    Pat Summit, a class act, a winner and a coach that worked hard for her players, instilling a positive image and bettering their lives for it.

  • Doug

    Good now we can get on our knees and pray to it!

  • http://robertppickering.blogspot.com/ Rob B.

    “the most winningest coach”, ugh, writing like that by so-called professional writers makes me cringe. I pine for the days when everyone still had editors and amateur slips like that would get you demoted to the mail room.

    • CapnJack

      LOL ….. It is the Generation “Duh” that will be taking care of this decaying nation …… glad that I’ll be dead and gone when America finally crumbles under the weight of Entitlements and Ignorance.

  • jack

    It’s not Pat’s fault that she has oldtimers.