Since 1974, Coach Pat Summitt has led the Lady Vols basketball team to national prominence in the SEC. Proving her sound determination and total dedication, Pat announced in August 2011 that she will continue to coach the Lady Vols as she always has despite a diagnosis of early onset dementia. It’s time for you to step up as an MSU fan to show your support for a fellow conference icon with this custom We Back Pat tee featuring your team’s colors and logo over “I Wear Purple To Back Pat” lettering on the front and the official Pat Summitt Foundation logo printed on the back with bold purple accents to symbolize Alzheimer’s Awareness. Even though you may “Bleed Maroon,” you can show that the Bulldogs care for their associate athletes and coaches no matter what. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this product will go directly to the Pat Summitt Foundation Fund to provide education about, support of and research for those battling Alzheimer’s disease - now and in the future. The SEC and its member institutions will support the Pat Summitt Foundation Fund’s efforts to increase Alzheimer’s awareness during “We Back Pat” week, January 15-22. For further information about the Pat Summitt Foundation Fund, or to donate directly to the Fund, please visit www.patsummitt.org.