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Summitt Foundation announces advisory board

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Pilot Corporation founder Jim Haslam II will chair the Pat Summitt Foundation's advisory board. Haslam is the father of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam.

The foundation also announced Tuesday that Kara Lawson of the WNBA's Connecticut Sun and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning - both former Tennessee student-athletes - will serve as honorary co-chairs.

The 13-member board includes Summitt's son, Marquette assistant women's basketball coach Tyler Summitt.

The Pat Summitt Foundation was established in November 2011 to advance research for the prevention and cure of Alzheimer's disease. Summitt has early-onset dementia, Alzheimer's type. Summitt stepped down as the Tennessee women's basketball coach last year after winning 1,098 games and eight national titles in 38 seasons, though she remains on staff as head coach emeritus.

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