, Tenn. – Clarksville civic volunteers will achieve their goal of honoring Pat Head Summitt, hometown hero and legendary University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach, with the dedication of the Pat Head Summitt Legacy Plaza at Freedom Point on Friday.
: A bronze statue of Coach Summitt and an interpretative display of her life story will be dedicated. The event is open to the public. The media is invited to the cover the ceremony.
: 3 p.m Friday, June 15.
: Freedom Point at Clarksville's Liberty Park. Here is a link to a Liberty Park map and directions: http://mapq.st/2GiGuYU
: Shelley Sexton Collier, a member of Coach Summitt’s first NCAA Championship team in 1987 and renowned women’s basketball coach at Webb School of Knoxville, will be the guest speaker. Sculptor Brett Grill, members of Pat Head Summitt’s family, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, and members of the Pat Head Summitt Project Committee will unveil the statue.
The plaza will honor Summitt’s stellar career, in which her teams won a record 1,098 games and eight NCAA Championships, and the unparalleled contributions she has made to women’s athletics and the state of Tennessee. Summitt, who died in June 2016, was born in Clarksville and grew up on a farm in southern Montgomery County. A prime objective of the Summitt Legacy Plaza project is to honor her locally and acquaint local citizens and the world with her connections to the Clarksville/Montgomery County community.
The event is being coordinated by the Clarksville Parks & Recreation and Visit Clarksville.
Construction is wrapping up on the Pat Head Summitt Legacy Plaza at Freedom Point. Civic volunteers will achieve their goal of honoring Pat Head Summitt, hometown hero and legendary University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach. A bronze statue of Coach Summitt and an interpretative display of her life story will be dedicated at 3 p.m Friday, June 15 in Clarksville's Liberty Park. The public is invited to the event. A donors reception will follow at Freedom Point's meeting hall.