The highest peak on Jasper Mountain, Tn., has a new name, "Pat’s Summitt" after legendary former Lady Vols Coach Pat Summitt. John “Thunder” Thornton, CEO of Thunder Enterprises, dedicated the peak on the new Jasper Highlands development to his long-time friend on Saturday. In addition, Thunder Enterprises made a $50,000 donation to the Pat Summitt Foundation.
“Pat has touched many people’s lives both on and off the basketball court,” said Mr.
. “I am honored to be able to name this peak after her. She is truly an inspiration to many.”
Coach Summitt founded the organization in November 2011 to help other individuals who have been diagnosed with early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type, and their families. The Foundation offers education and awareness support services, and research to treat, prevent, cure and ultimately eradicate the disease.
“In 38 years, Pat never had a losing season with the Lady Vols, and I know if anyone can lead the fight against Alzheimer’s, it’s her,” said Mr. Thornton.