Shekinna Stricklen Pledges Donation
to Pat Summitt Foundation
Stricklen to Donate $25 per Three-Pointer Made in 2013
June 28, 2013
SEATTLE – Seattle Storm’s Shekinna Stricklen has announced she will donate $25 to the Pat Summitt Foundation for every three-point shot she makes in the 2013 season.
“The Pat Summitt Foundation means a lot to me, being blessed and able to give back to Pat,” Stricklen said. “She helped me grow as a woman and helped me get to where I am now.”
Stricklen played under head coach Pat Summitt at the University of Tennessee from 2008 to 2012. In her college career, Stricklen sank 163 three-pointers and added another 37 in her rookie season in the WNBA last year. Thus far in the 2013 season, she has made seven three-pointers in eight games played.
In August 2011, the most-winningest NCAA coach of all-time, Pat Summitt publicly announced she was facing her toughest battle yet, early-onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type. In November
2011, Summitt revealed the formation of the Pat Summitt Foundation, which will make grants to nonprofits that provide education, awareness, support and research for Alzheimer’s and those affected by it.
Honorary Co-chairs and University of Tennessee graduates, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and Connecticut Sun player Kara Lawson, have been reaching out to the public in an effort to raise money for the foundation and support Summitt’s fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Please visit www.patsummitt.org to learn more about The Pat Summitt Foundation and to join Stricklen’s fundraising campaign.
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