The Pat Summitt Foundation presents grant to Baptist Memorial Health Care at Pat Summitt Invitational
On Monday, May 7th at Spring Creek Ranch Golf Course in Collierville, TN, The Pat Summitt Foundation held its third annual Memphis Pat Summitt Invitational. Just over 100 golfers came out to play and help raise funds to benefit the foundation.
Each year, the tournament has grown both in the number of teams participating and the amount of money raised. 27 teams consisting of individual donors and Memphis area businesses competed in this year’s tournament, raising just over $30,000 in net proceeds for The Pat Summitt Foundation. Lady Vol Hall of Famer and WNBA legend Tamika Catchings, who played for Pat Summitt, served as this year’s celebrity host and played in the tournament.
The foundation awards grants to non-profit organizations engaged in Alzheimer’s patient care, caregiver support and/or medical research. At this year’s tournament, foundation representatives presented a $15,000 grant to Baptist Memorial Health Care staff in support of its Alzheimer’s care initiatives.
“Baptist Memorial Health Care would like to thank The Pat Summit Foundation for its generous gift of $15,000 towards the memory disorder needs across our system. The incidence of Alzheimer’s and similar diseases is continuing to increase and it is our desire to care for those patients and their families through programs designed to meet their specific needs. This gift will allow us to further enhance our care for these families,” said Kimberly Hallum-Steward, System Administrator, Neurosciences.
Patrick Wade, Executive Director of The Pat Summitt Foundation, expressed gratitude for Baptist Memorial Health Care’s role in helping make the tournament successful. “Baptist played a key role in helping us launch this tournament and rally support from the Memphis community. We’re excited about supporting Alzheimer’s care here in Memphis, particularly the care provided by such an exceptional health care system as Baptist.”