Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam have partnered with five-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning to raise awareness and funds for The Pat Summitt Foundation, financing research, treatment and support for those facing Alzheimer’s disease.
Two private, ticketed events held Tuesday together raised more than $600,000 hundred thousand dollars to benefit the fund established by the late head coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteer basketball team.
A close friend of Summitt and honorary co-chair of the foundation, Manning was instrumental in the development of both events.
The foundation awards grants to non-profit organizations that provide research, education and awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as support services to patients, their families and caregivers. The fund also endows an annual grant of $500,000 hundred thousand dollars to help fund The Pat Summitt Clinic at The University of Tennessee Medical Center.