The Kentucky women’s basketball game will be back in action Thursday night when they take on Missouri. And while it’s the first game back following their bye week – and another challenging, top-25 matchup – it will mean a little extra to the coaching staff. The game is part of “We Back Pat Week” across the SEC, bringing awareness and honoring the legacy of Pat Summitt. Representatives of the Pat Summitt Foundation are also scheduled to be on hand for a special check presentation.
Assistant coaches Niya Butts and Kyra Elzy will rock these custom sneakers by True Blue Customs.
Our staff has a special connection to Pat Summitt and @CoachButts and @CoachLZ will honor her legacy and bring awareness for @WeBackPat Thursday vs. Missouri with these custom made shoes from @truebluecustoms!
— Kentucky WBB (@KentuckyWBB) January 22, 2019
The shoes will also be auctioned off as part of the foundation’s fight to end alzheimer’s.
Learn how to win a pair of these on Thursday. Hint … you will need to join the SEC WIN CHALLENGE. @WeBackPat let’s put in that work. I’m confident that we will sign some new people up to help us END ALZ! #? https://t.co/FOHh1N0Jf9
— Kyra Elzy (@CoachLZ) January 23, 2019
Some sad news: the game will be extra bittersweet, as Pat Summitt’s mother just passed away Wednesday afternoon.
May their family find some peace during this heartbreaking time.