March 30, 2009
Purchase Tickets - Beginning April 1.
Purchase Tickets from the Tennessee Theatre
Tennessee Theatre Box Office - (865) 684-1200
Tickets Unlimited - (865) 656-4444
On February 5, 2009, Pat Summitt won her 1,000 basketball game. To celebrate this remarkable accomplishment, the University of Tennessee Athletic Department will host "Pat Summitt's Day of 1,000 Stories" at the Tennessee Theatre in downtown Knoxville on Sunday, May 3.
"Pat has meant so much to so many," said Joan Cronan, women's athletic director. "This is a great opportunity for us to pay tribute to her for everything she has accomplished for the University of Tennessee and collegiate basketball."
The event will feature appearances by former players and colleagues of Summitt's and include a sneak peak of the Vol Network's documentary on Pat Summitt.
Summitt became the winningest coach in college basketball on March 22, 2005, passing Dean Smith who had 879 career wins. During Summitt's tenure, the Lady Vols have won eight NCAA titles, as well as 27 Southeastern Conference tournament and regular season championships. Tennessee has made an unprecedented 26 consecutive appearances in the NCAA Sweet 16 and produced 12 Olympians, 19 Kodak All-Americans named to 32 teams, and 69 All-SEC performers. Along with the success on the court, Summitt's student-athletes have tremendous productivity in the classroom. Coach Summitt has a 100 percent graduation rate for all Lady Vols who have completed their eligibility at Tennessee.
Tickets to the event will range from $50 - $100 each and go on sale April 1 at the Tennessee Theatre and Tickets Unlimited.