Pat Summitt Statue Dedication: Expect Something Special

The Pat Summitt plaza and statue is almost ready for its unveiling after a long and anticipated wait. November 22 is the day, 11:00 a.m. is the time and Knoxville, Texas is the place.

Summitt was a very successful coach when she lead the Tennessee women’s basketball program from 1974-2012. During her career, which spanned a good 38 years, she won the NCAA National Championships eight times and saw 122 graduates through her ranks.

Summitt revealed that she was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s two years ago. She courageously continued as head coach for the Tennessee Lady Vold for the 2011-2012 season, although most of the main responsibilities for the running of the team fell to her assistant Holly Warlick.

Renowned sculptor David Adickes will unveil his work at the corner of Lake Loudoun Boulevard and Phillip Fulmer Way, and you can expect something special from the acclaimed international artist.

Here is a Tweet from Lady Vol Basketball with a link to a video where you can catch a sneak preview of the plaza:

You can see more of David Adickes’ work at the link in this Tweet:

If you are planning on attending the event in November, beware of the road closures that will be in place in the area on that day. At 9:00 a.m. there will be no through traffic on Phillip Fulmer Way from the Andy Holt parking garage entrance to the intersection with Lake Loudoun Boulevard. At 10:30 a.m. the Lake Loudoun Boulevard will be closed to traffic from Neylan Drive to Volunteer Boulevard.

Here is in an interesting video called “The Pat Summit Story”, courtesy of The Tenessee Show, from YouTube:

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