Knoxville News Sentinel: Haslam, Cheek named to Pat Summitt Foundation’s advisory board
The Pat Summitt Foundation has announced a star-studded lineup of supporters named to a 13-member advisory board that will help guide the organization in its battle against Alzheimer’s disease.
Jim Haslam II, founder and chairman emeritus of Knoxville-based Pilot Flying J, will chair the newly-established board, according to a news release.
Joining the board as honorary co-chairs are WNBA All-Star and ESPN analyst Kara Lawson and NFL four-time MVP and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning — both former University of Tennessee student-athletes.
Summitt, former UT women’s head basketball coach, was diagnosed with early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type, in May 2011, a month shy of her 59th birthday. In November 2011 she and her son, Tyler Summitt, established the grant-making foundation that bears her name.
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