Connecticut Sun guard and former Tennessee star Kara Lawson announced Monday she will be donating $50 for every 3-pointer she makes this season to the Pat Summitt Foundation.
Summitt, the legendary coaching figure who guided the Lady Vols to 1,098 wins and eight national championships, recently announced she was stepping down from her post after 38 seasons. Last summer, Summitt revealed she had been diagnosed with early onset dementia, Alzheimer's type.
"Pat continues to be an inspiration to everyone," Lawson said in a statement released by the Sun. "The Pat Summitt Foundation is another example of her putting others first to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer's. I'm excited to, once again, join her team and I am prepared to fight right alongside her."
In response to Lawson's gesture, the Connecticut Sun Foundation will match her donations this season.
"I am honored that Kara Lawson has made a commitment to donate to the Pat Summitt Foundation for each three-point shot she makes during the current WNBA season," Summitt said. "Kara's genuine and giving spirit is inspiring."
- Day Staff Reports