Saturday, April 19, 2014 · 11:26 p.m.

Pat Summitt to appear in Marion County on Saturday

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Former Tennessee Lady Vols head coach Pat Summitt will be honored in a dedication ceremony at Jasper Highlands in Marion County on Saturday.

In her first public appearance since stepping down as women’s head basketball coach at Tennessee, Pat Summitt will visit Marion County on Saturday.

Summitt will be on hand for a showcase of the 9,000-acre development atop Jasper Mountain hosted by Thunder Enterprises—a developer of high-end homes owned by longtime UT booster John “Thunder” Thornton. 

Summitt will be joined at Saturday’s showcase by former Tennessee football coach Phil Fulmer.

Thornton will conduct a dedication ceremony honoring Summitt’s career. According to a press release, a portion of Saturday’s land sales will benefit the Pat Summitt Foundation, which gives grants to groups promoting Alzheimer's research, education and support for patients and families.

Summitt ended her legendary 38-year run as head coach of the Lady Vols on April 18. She accepted the title of head coach emeritus following a tenure that produced eight national titles, 16 SEC tournament titles and a 1,098-208 overall record.

Saturday’s showcase will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the dedication ceremony tabbed for 1:30 p.m.

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