Tennessee players wore their alternate Smokey gray uniforms during their Oct. 5 matchup against Georgia but unbeknownst to most, some were also wearing beads on their shoestrings.
They were supporting Beads of Courage, a children’s charity that provides Arts-in-Medicine programs for more than 30,000 children who are dealing with serious illness.
Based out of Arizona, Beads of Courage has a partnership with over 150 children's hospitals in five countries.
Over the past week, a group of UT players visited Children’s Hospital at Erlanger in Chattanooga to present those beads to pediatric oncology patients. Patients earned beads worn by the UT players, known as TEAM beads, when the child showed an act of courage in during treatment.
The visiting UT players and the patients spent time over the past week making bracelets and necklaces with the beads.
Click here for more information on Beads of Courage.
Click here for more information on Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.
Sign up for our email list to get your morning news delivered directly to your inbox. All we need is your email address.