The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge has announced the official pairings for its 10th annual charity golf tournament. A 13-team field of NCAA head coaches and celebrity alumni will compete for a first-place prize of $100,000, split evenly between their University’s scholarship fund and the coach’s charity of choice. We are thrilled to announce that University of Georgia Head Coach Kirby Smart has selected CURE Childhood Cancer as his charitable recipient!
Even greater news – all participating teams will receive a portion of the $540,000 total purse, which means CURE will receive a minimum donation of $10,000.
“We created this event to help fulfill our mission to positively impact people’s lives through best-in-class events that create scholarships and charitable donations,” said Gary Stokan, president and CEO of Peach Bowl, Inc.
Over the past nine years, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge has provided $5.3 million in scholarship and charity. Proceeds from the event benefit endowed scholarships at the participating universities and charitable foundations selected by the coaches, benefitting a wide range of organizations throughout the Southeast and the nation.
The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge is a significant contributor to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl’s overall charitable and scholarship donations, which total more than $19.5 million since 2002, making the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl college football’s most charitable bowl game.
Competing teams will play a two-man scramble format over 18 holes using confirmed handicap adjustments. Schools will be paired for a shotgun start on the first nine holes and then re-paired, based on scores, and the round will continue with consecutive tee times for the second nine holes. Highlighted by four Dodd Trophy-winning coaches, five College Football Hall of Famers and three Heisman Trophy winners, click here to view all of the participating coaches.
The nation’s premier head coach and celebrity golf event will be held May 1-3 at the Reynolds Lake Oconee resort outside Atlanta. The tournament will be broadcast on ESPNU in August and December. Specific air dates will be announced this summer.
We’re thrilled to partner with Coach Kirby Smart, and are grateful for his dedication to our fight against childhood cancer.