After the Sequoyah Tree we went outside around and down stairs to the Bunker(this is what it was called when the previous Governor was having it built). It is really known as Conservation Hall. It has lots of artwork I will showcase after I have finished with the trees. It this tree had a theme as you entered the Hall well it was not indicated.
After checking out the first tree, you turn and look down the stairways to the Hall. The three trees at the end were dedicated to Pat Summitt. Since they were the Pat Summitt Trees, of course they sported the University of Tennessee colors (orange and white)
For those of yawl who might not know about our beloved Pat, I will give you a small lesson. She is a native Tennessean from Henrietta, Tennessee. She was the woman's basketball coach at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville from 1974 to 2012. She has more wins that any other coach including Men. Her team had 1098 wins-the most in NCAA history. She lead her team to 8 NCAA titles and a combined 32 Southeastern Conference Tournament. In 1999 she was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame and accumulated a list too long of awards and achievements to begin to describe them.
I may be wrong but I know this is a younger Pat and I believe this is when she played in the Olympics.
Please enlarge to read her twelve rules.
The students of Bearden High School in Knoxville created the ornaments on all three trees honoring Pat. They also made the boxes for the ornaments which were put under the tree as presents. There were some artifacts on loan from the Woman's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville were displayed with the trees to represent a few of Coach Summitt's many achievements.
The Kitty Justice is now you know a wee bit about my favorite coach. Go Lady Vols.