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School district supports "Pedal for Pat" ride

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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.

102 Elizabeth St. | Ashland City, TN 37015 | Ph: 615-792-5664 | Fx: 615-792-2551

Cheatham County School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin or handicap in the operation of its educational programs and activities including employment practices.