As the winningest female coach in college basketball history, the late Pat Summitt has had many tributes pay homage to her remarkable career. But perhaps none are more touching than the tribute now located in her hometown of Clarksville, Tennessee. The Pat Head Summitt Legacy Plaza at Freedom Point was dedicated to the basketball great on June 15, 2018. As part of the Plaza’s development, Pannier manufactured Fiberglass Embedded (FE) panels and low profile exhibit bases that chronicle the life and legacy of Coach Summitt.
The focal point of the Plaza is a larger-than-life size bronze statue of the former University of Tennessee Lady Vols coach. Encircling the statue are six interpretive panels housed within Pannier’s Traditional T exhibit bases. The life story of Summitt is depicted in four of the wayside exhibits. From childhood farm life to achieving Olympic Gold to winning eight NCAA National titles, visitors can expect to learn of each phase of her life; on and off the court. The remaining two graphic panels provide information about the sculpture and donors for the project. In total, 16 gifts of more than $10,000 each were given to help bring the Plaza to fruition; a true testament of the admiration and appreciation the community has for their hometown hero.
“Pannier was chosen because we have come to rely on them to provide top-notch, quality, service and reliable delivery” said Frank Lott of BLF Marketing, the planners behind the Plaza. “BLF Marketing has worked with Pannier over the course of 25 years and we have always received a great product and excellent customer service from the support staff.”
Thank you to the Pat Head Summitt Project Committee and BLF Marketing for including Pannier on such an impactful project!
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