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Sunday, May 20, 2012
Kara Lawson to help ex-coach

Associated Press

UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Former Tennessee star Kara Lawson and the WNBA's Connecticuct Sun will donate $100 to the Pat Summitt Foundation for every 3-pointer Lawson hits this season.

The 59-year-old Summitt announced she would step down as coach at Tennessee in April, eight months after revealing that she had been diagnosed with early onset dementia.

Lawson said the donation is a way for her to honor her former coach. She said she'll donate $50 for each made 3-point shot and the team will match that donation.

Lawson hit 55 3-pointers last season, and ranks ninth in league history with 433.

She said she has not talked to the nine other former Volunteers in the WNBA, but would be happy if her donation inspired others in the league to support Summitt's foundation.