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2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge to Air on ESPN2 December 31

2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge to Air on ESPN2 December 31

Dec. 30, 2011

WHAT: The Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament will be televised nationally on ESPN2, featuring the nation’s top coaches and celebrity alumni from the ACC and SEC.

WHEN: Saturday December 31, 11 a.m.

ABOUT: The nation’s premier head coach and celebrity golf event was held at the beautiful Reynolds Plantation resort on Lake Oconee outside Atlanta. Over the past five years, the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge has provided more than $2.5 million in scholarship and charity to its participating universities.

The event culminates with a made-for-TV round featuring university head coaches and celebrity alums competing for scholarship money for their schools.

This year’s Challenge contributed a record $638,000 in scholarship and charitable donations, including $70,000 to aid tornado victims in the state of Alabama.

The broadcast will also feature exclusive interviews with the participating coaches and highlights from the long drive and closest-to-the pin competitions that took place prior to the golf tournament.

2011 ParticipantsUniversity – Coach, Alumni Alabama – Nick Saban, Chris MohrClemson – Steve Fuller Georgia Tech – Paul Johnson, Jon Barry Maryland – Randy Edsall, Stan Gelbaugh Miami – Al Golden, Gino Toretta Mississippi State – Dan Mullen, Fred McCrary NC State – Tom O’Brien, Torry Holt Ole Miss – Houston Nutt, Wesley Walls South Carolina – Steve Spurrier, Sterling Sharpe Tennessee – Derek Dooley, Stanley Morgan Virginia Tech – Frank Beamer, Dell Curry Wake Forest – Jim Grobe, Riley Skinner