Statement on Pat Summitt from Mayor Rogero

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Statement on Pat Summitt from Mayor Rogero

Posted: 06/28/2016
Pat Summitt
Click here to view photos honoring Coach Pat Summitt
Mayor Madeline Rogero issued the following statement this morning on the passing of Coach Pat Summitt:

“Pat Summitt was a great leader, a great coach and most of all a great spirit. She was a towering figure who was also humble and down to earth. She always made it clear that her work was not about her -- it was about her players, her teams, and her commitment to excellence in sports, education and life.

It is impossible to overstate her importance as an inspiration to all and, especially, to girls and women everywhere. As a coach, she shaped the lives and characters of hundreds of young women. As a role model, pacing the sidelines, urging her players on, she sparked the confidence and dreams of millions more. The world has lost a great woman, and Knoxville has lost a great friend. My thoughts and prayers are with her family, her friends and Lady Vols everywhere.”

The Henley Bridge will be lit tonight in Lady Vols colors of orange, blue and white. These colors will continue on the bridge through Thursday night.

Henley Lights in orange, blue, white for Pat Summitt