Pat Head Summitt, the coach, the woman, the legend. We all know her name and the influence she had upon women’s basketball in East Tennessee. But there’s more to her story; a story that reaches as far away as Iraq.
Sarah Hillyer & Ashleigh Huffman, UT graduates, co-founders and directors of the Center for Sport, Peace, and Society asked Summitt for help for the Iraq women’s basketball team and like Pat always did, she gave. Through equipment donations and an invitation to one of her basketball camps, Pat changed the lives of these women; empowering them to be leaders, to change lives and communities, leading them to become a new generation of change-makers through sports.
Coaching Change and espnW present “Pat: A Legacy of Love,” a documentary which shares the story of Pat’s role in women’s basketball in Iraq. The orange carpet premiere is Thursday, September 7th, 7:00 P.M. at the Bijou Theatre. Sponsors include WBIR-TV, B97.5, The Center for Sport Peace and Society, The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, Bandit Lites, and The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. Robin Wilhoit, WBIR-TV, will emcee the event.