Sept. 27, 2008
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Alabama Gymnastics team helped raise money for "Suds for Sully" Saturday by cleaning up Tuscaloosa's roads one car at a time. The gymnasts held a fundraising car wash that saw well over 50 cars come clean with the Crimson Tide.
"Our ladies really worked hard today," Alabama head coach Sarah Patterson said. "We washed a lot of cars, trucks and even a boat or two and raised over $3,000 for the `Sully Fund'."
A member of the 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 six, was born with hemimegalencephaly, a rare brain disorder that causes seizures and developmental delays. For Sully, the seizures have made surgery crucial. His surgery is slated for October 14 at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Md.
"I think the number of people that we had come through today shows not only the support in this community for Alabama Gymnastics but for the Alabama Gymnastics family," Patterson said. "I know our ladies are tired after all their hard work today, but I also know that they are very excited about being able to help out Sully and his family in this way."
The money raised by "Suds for Sully" go to an overall fund that will help pay for Sully's surgery. Those that wish to can donate directly to the Sully Fund can care of Alabama Gymnastics, Box 870393, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487.
The Fox affiliate in Atlanta ran a story on Sully and his upcoming operation that you can see by clicking here