KNOXVILLE (WATE) – University of Tennessee Head Coach Butch Jones wants Tennessee fans to get their “game face” on to fight Alzheimer’s disease.
DISH will give 102,455 fans stickers for the Florida football game on September 24. Fans can get stickers early at retail outlets for $3.99 with $2 of every purchase going to The Pat Summitt Foundation.
The stickers are branded with the iconic pat Summitt signature “P” and “Tennessee.” Stickers are available at Alumni Hall, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®, HoundDogs, Pilot Food Marts, Sports Seasons and Vol Shop. The university is encouraging fans watching at home to share their pictures using the hashtag #VolsGameFace.
“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. “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.”
In addition, DISH will present a check for $102,455 to The Pat Summitt Foundation during a second quarter break next Saturday. DISH’s donation, and all funds raised through “Get Your Game Face On!” eye-black sticker sales, will go toward the development of The Pat Summitt Alzheimer’s Clinic, scheduled to open in December. The Pat Summitt Foundation is creating this clinic in partnership with The University of Tennessee Medical Center.