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School district honored by the Pat Summitt Foundation
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Cheatham County was named a
Cheatham County was named a "Purple Bike" community.
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Cheatham County was recognized as a "Purple Bike" community and Cheatham Middle School was honored as a "Purple Bike" school on Dec. 11 by the Pat Summitt Foundation.

The community raised more than $2,100 for "Pedal for Pat," a 12-day, 1,098-mile journey from Knoxville to the Florida Keys to raise money and awareness for the foundation. A team of 12 cyclists participated in the journey.

CMS raised the most money in the Cheatham County School District for the foundation (more than $1,000). Coach Megan Hunter spearheaded the school's "Pedal for Pat" Walk-A-Thon fundraiser in October.

Ashland City Mayor Rick Johnson declared Monday as “Megan Sue Hunter Day” to honor her hard work and commitment to the foundation.

One of the 12 cyclists to participate in the journey was Pamela Bettis-Tanner, who was the first girls basketball coach at Sycamore High School. She was on hand to present the awards to the school district and CMS as was Tracy Douglas, Summitt's niece.

Summitt, a 1970 graduate of Cheatham County Central High School, is the all-time winningest coach in NCAA history. She led the Lady Volunteers basketball team to 1,098 wins.

After a five-year battle with Alzheimer’s, Summitt passed away in 2016.