Vanderbilt women's basketball coach raising money for LGBTQ youth at 'Pride Night 2.0'

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Members of the Vanderbilt women's basketball coaching staff and athletic administration are raising money for LGBTQ youth at Thursday's game against Missouri.

The initiative began with assistant coach Kevin DeMille, who said that he would donate an amount of money matching the combined point total for the game to The Trevor Project, an organization that supports suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth.

Kristene Kelly, Vanderbilt's deputy athletic director for internal affairs and senior woman administrator, then pledged to donate $10 for every 3-pointer the Commodores hit against the Tigers.

Vanderbilt originally planned to hold its Pride Night earlier in the season against Arkansas, however due to a large snowstorm, few fans were able to attend. The team still wore their pride-inspired shirts for that game as Shea Ralph earned her first SEC win as head coach.

The program dubbed Thursday's game as "Pride Night 2.0" and will give away Pride t-shirts and posters to fans who may not have been able to attend the Razorbacks game.

Originally scheduled for Jan. 2, the Missouri game had to be rescheduled to Thursday due to COVID-19.

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Aria Gerson covers Vanderbilt athletics for The Tennessean. Contact her at agerson@gannett.com or on Twitter @aria_gerson.

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