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WCHS plans purple night for Alzheimer's awareness
Pat Summitt passed away in 2016 after dealing with Alzheimer's disease. The first Purple for Pat night will be help Friday night at Charlie Dalton Gym.

The first-ever "Purple for Pat" night will be held Friday at Charlie Dalton Gym. Fans are encouraged to wear purple and come cheer on Warren County while also supporting the cause of raising awareness for Alzheimer's disease.

Friday's event corresponds with the Pat Summitt Foundation, formed after the long-time Lady Vol coach passed away from Alzheimer's disease in 2016.

"Pat Summitt was an inspiration for us all and in my opinion, the best coach of all time," said Lady Pioneer coach Shea Panter, who has helped spearhead this fundraiser. "It's the least we can do to raise money in her honor to raise awareness of this unfortantue disease which took her away from us too soon."

Panter says the school has already raised $500 from T-shirt sales. Donations will also be acceped Friday night. Former Lady Vol Tiffany Woosley will be an honored guest who will speak before the girls game. The Lady Pioneers are set to tip off against DeKalb County at 6 p.m.