It began as a tribute to former J.R. Tucker girls basketball standout Annemarie Beran's grandfather, who died of complications of Alzheimer's Disease. Over the past few years, the "We Back Pat" event, held annually during basketball season at the school, has raised $20,000 for Alzheimer's research, supporting the organization founded when former longtime Tennessee women's basketball coach, the late Pat Summitt, was diagnosed with the disease.
Tonight, Annemarie's brother Robbie, a junior on the basketbal team, joins with girls basketball player Taylor Pawlowski to spearhead the event once again. There will be a silent auction and several other activities throughout the evening as the Tigers host Douglas Freeman in doubleheader basketball action.
Get there early before the 6pm tip of the girls game for a good seat and the best chances to win at silent auction and have time to check out everything going on at #WeBackPat at J.R. Tucker!