Sept. 18, 2012
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
This Saturday the two-time defending NCAA Champion Alabama Gymnastics team will grab buckets, soap and sponges for a car wash that will help raise money for "Suds for Sully" from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Arby's Restaurant on McFarland Boulevard.
A member of Alabama Gymnastics family, Sully Adams is the son of Tracey and Jason Adams. Tracey, then Tracey Tillman, was a part of the Crimson Tide's first NCAA Championship team in 1988. Sully, now 10, was born with hemimegalencephaly, a rare brain disorder that causes seizures and developmental delays. Four years ago, Sully underwent successful surgery to arrest the seizures caused by his condition. Later this month, he will have another surgery to help deal with the ongoing complication from the disorder.
"Our ladies are looking forward to being out there Saturday, washing cars and lending a helping hand for Sully, because that's what family does," UA head coach Sarah Patterson said. "For our ladies, Sully is part of our family and the car wash on Saturday is their part to support Sully, Tracey, Jason and Macy."
The money raised for "Suds for Sully" go to the Sully Adams Special Needs Trust .