Shop Kendra Scott in support of Alzheimer’s research and Pat Summitt Foundation, Jan. 14-21

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CLEVELAND – APRIL 03: Head coach Pat Summitt of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers celebrates after cutting down the net after Tennessee’s 59-46 win against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights to win the 2007 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship Game at Quicken Loans Arena on April 3, 2007 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

BATON ROUGE, La. (BR Proud) — Today through Jan. 21 is ‘We Back Pat Week,’ and the Pat Summitt Foundation has partnered with select Kendra Scott locations to advance its mission. The popular jewelry retailer will donate 20% of proceeds from online and select store sales of its Elisa Gold Short Pendant Necklace in Amethyst.

Any fan of SEC sports has heard the name, Pat Summitt. The legendary coach arguably put women’s basketball on the world stage while leading the University of Tennessee Lady Vols for nearly four decades.

KNOXVILLE, TN – JANUARY 28: General view of the Pat Summitt statue and memorial honoring the former Tennessee Lady Volunteers coach outside of Thompson-Boling Arena on January 28, 2017 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Summitt was — at one-time — the winningest college basketball coach (men’s and women’s) in history, with a storied eight NCAA titles and nearly 1,098 games with the Lady Vols. She coached the team from 1974 until she stepped down in 2012, after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s earlier in the season.

“We are excited to partner with such a wonderful, giving company,” said Sunny Biden, foundation director of public relations for the Pat Summitt Foundation. “We are grateful to have their support during such a special time in celebrating our 10th anniversary.”

College Basketball: Tennessee head coach Pat Summitt and son Tyler Summitt announce twin grants of $75,000 each to Alzheimer’s Tennessee and UT Medical Center from their Pat Summitt Foundation before game vs Baylor at Thompson-Boling Arena. Knoxville, TN 11/27/2011. CREDIT: Simon Bruty (Photo by Simon Bruty /Sports Illustrated via Getty Images)

Summitt and her son, Tyler established the Pat Summitt Foundation during the 2011-12 season. The organization was formed to provide grants to other nonprofits that: focus on advancing research for treatment and a cure to Alzheimer’s disease; provide care and support for patients and caregivers; educate the public about the terminal disease.

Participating locations include:

Kendra Scott (Arkansas), 2203 S Promenade Blvd Suite 2165, Rogers, AR 72758, (479) 202-6449

Kendra Scott (Nashville), 4025 Hillsboro Pike Suite 505, Nashville, TN 37215, (615) 600-4353

Kendra Scott (Knoxville), 5350 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919, (865) 219-2433

Kendra Scott (Baton Rouge), 10156 Perkins Rowe, Suite 150, Baton Rouge, LA 70810, (225) 384-5157

Kendra Scott (Lexington), 120 Summit At Fritz Farm, Suite 150, Lexington, KY 40517, (859) 475-1880

“At Kendra Scott, we have a passion for supporting research and education around Alzheimer’s disease,” said CEO and founder Kendra Scott. “The Pat Summitt Foundation was a natural alignment with our giving pillars and we are proud to support the foundation during ‘We Back Pat Week’ to bring awareness to their mission.”

To learn more about the non-profit, visit PatSummitt.org.

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