The event was held at newly opened venue, The Press Room, located at 730 North Broadway, Knoxville, Tennessee. Over 380 guests attended and enjoyed a nicely prepared dinner, live auction, and performance by Chris Blue, the 2017 winner of NBC’s hit show “The Voice.” Before Blue’s performance, the program included updates about the Foundation from executive director, Patrick Wade, and a moving speech by Coach Summitt’s son, Tyler Summitt. Attendees enjoyed a private concert performed by Chris Blue, including his full band, back-up singers and dancers. He concluded his set with an epic performance of Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation.”
This event, organized by event chair Louise Frazier and her wonderful committee, raised $70,000 for the Foundation to help support its mission, which is focused on Alzheimer’s patient care, medical research and caregiver support. The committee has already started planning for the 2019 event. If you would like to learn more about this event and The Pat Summitt Foundation, please visit www.patsummitt.org.