Sept. 22, 2012
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - On a bright, sunny Saturday morning, the two-time defending NCAA Champion Alabama Gymnastics team raised money for "Suds for Sully" by cleaning up Tuscaloosa's roads one car, truck and SUV at a time. The gymnasts held a fundraising car wash that saw several dozen vehicles come clean with the Crimson Tide.
"It was a great day for a great cause," UA head coach Sarah Patterson said. "We washed a lot of cars and raised over $3,000 for the Sully Adams Special Needs Trust."
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.