Tennessee announced on Thursday that it will partner with DISH and the Pat Summitt Foundation to bring awareness to the fight against Alzheimer’s, a disease that claimed the life of the legendary Lady Vols coach earlier this year.
UT will give out 102,455 ‘Game Face’ eye-black stickers for the Florida game on Sept. 24, and fans will also be able to purchase the stickers for $3.99 at retailers across the state starting next week, with $2 of each sale going to the Pat Summitt Foundation.
DISH also announced a donation of $102,455 to the foundation.
“Vol Nation, it’s time to get your game face on against the Gators, and get your game face on against Alzheimer’s,” said Chris Fuller, Tennessee Senior Associate Athletics Director said in a release. “This year, we experienced a tragedy in the passing of Tennessee’s own legend, coach Pat Summitt. Our friends at DISH approached us this summer with a goal to meaningfully impact The Pat Summitt Foundation by uniting our fans in the ongoing battle against Alzheimer’s. We hope to see every single Vol fan at the Florida game wear these eye blacks to show their support.”
“We are grateful to DISH and all Vol fans for supporting Pat’s mission of Alzheimer’s awareness, advocacy and research for a cure,” added Patrick Wade, Executive Director of The Pat Summitt Foundation. “If you’re not attending the Florida game at Neyland, we hope you’ll buy our eye blacks ahead of the game to show us that you back Pat. Get your ‘Game Face’ on at tailgate parties, local pubs and from your living rooms by sharing photos on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with the hashtags #VolsGameFace and #DISHCares.”