At the closing ceremony of the city’s “Summer in the City” internship program today, Mayor Madeline Rogero and officials unveiled a community art project that the 20 interns had completed to honor the legacy of Pat Summitt and raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease.
From a city press release: “As we brainstormed about a project … that helped our interns follow in the footsteps of Pat Summitt’s leadership, that’s when the idea for stepping stones came to us,” said Kent Johnson, training coordinator in the city’s Civil Service Department who helps manage the summer intern program. “We also liked the imagery of the stepping stones as a walk for the cure for Alzheimer’s. These kids really got behind the project, and their hearts came out in the end product.”
Each of the 11 stepping stones, which spell out the words “Pat Summitt,” were decorated individually by two or three interns, depicting a representation of Summitt’s legacy.
The stepping stones will soon be on display at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.