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Navy women's basketball team hosting "We Back Pat" night on January 9

Posted at 9:39 AM, Jan 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-08 09:39:51-05

The Navy women's basketball team is honoring a legendary college basketball coach during their game against American University on January 9.

The team will be remembering Pat Summitt, who died from Alzheimer's in 2016.

Summitt coached the women's basketball team at the University of Tennessee until she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2011. She is among the most winningest coaches in college basketball.

The Alzheimer's Association Greater Maryland has a number of things planned for the game. They will be handing out educational fliers, showing a commercial at halftime about their 24/7 help-line and holding a pre-game flower garden ceremony. Players from both teams will be given pinwheel flowers that show how the disease has impacted the player's life, like yellow for caregiver or purple if they lost someone to Alzheimer's.

The game starts at 7 p.m. on January 9 at Navy.