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School district supports "Pedal for Pat" ride
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017
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Pat Head Summitt, the late legendary University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball coach, is one of the Cheatham County School District’s most well-known and well-respected graduates.

As the all-time winningest coach in NCAA history, Summitt, a 1970 graduate of Cheatham County Central High School, inspired countless students, players and fans as she led the Lady Volunteers to 1,098 wins.

After a five-year battle with Alzheimer’s, Summitt passed away in 2016.

The Cheatham County School District is proud to support “Pedal for Pat,” a cross-country ride cycling fundraiser in which a team of 12 individuals will ride for 12 days (Oct. 17-28) from Knoxville to Key West, Fla.

The team will ride a total of 1,098 miles in honor of Summitt’s 1,098 wins. Each team member will also raise money for The Pat Summitt Foundation.

One of the 12 cyclists is Pamela Bettis-Tanner, who was the first girls basketball coach at Sycamore High School. She was at SHS from 1998-2000.

With the community’s help, the district plans to raise $1,098 to be designated as a Purple Bike Community. Our community will also be mentioned on social media and listed as a supporter on the “Pedal for Pat” website.

urple collection buckets for the community to make donations are set up at the following locations across the county:

• Ashland City Hall

• Pinnacle Bank, Ashland City

• Environmentalist Office at the Tucker Empson County Office Building, Ashland City

• Cheatham County Courthouse, Chancery Court Clerk’s Office, Ashland City

• West Cheatham Elementary School

• East Cheatham Elementary School

• Pleasant View Elementary School

• Sycamore Middle School

• Kingston Springs Elementary School

• Harpeth Middle School.