Source: Los Angeles Times
Author: Mia Berry | August 7, 2019
When the fourth-place Sparks take the court [on August 8th] to face off against the Phoenix Mercury, they will honor a legendary women’s college basketball coach with the inaugural Pat Summitt Leadership Night at Staples Center.
[Candace] Parker will wear custom purple and orange Adidas shoes named HERoics and dedicated to her former coach. Summitt’s 100% graduation rate of players , 1,098 wins and eight national championships will also be featured on the shoe.
Parker hopes that the Pat Summitt Leadership Night will educate the next generation about Summitt’s legacy. She will talk to fans after the game about Summitt’s legacy and impact.
Those in attendance Thursday will receive a commemorative poster featuring Parker and Summitt. The Pat Summitt Leadership Group — which, along with Candace Parker Inc., the Sparks and Adidas, is coordinating the event — will be selling a T-shirt with Parker’s favorite Summitt mantra: “Left Foot, Right Foot, Breathe, Repeat.” Proceeds will go to the Pat Summitt Foundation.
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