ATLANTA – The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge today 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 in scholarship and charity. All participating teams will receive a portion of the $540,000 total purse.
“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, initial pairings for the front nine include:
COACH / CELEBRITY:
Nick Saban / Chris Mohr
Links-style rematch of 2015 CFP
Nick’s Kids Foundation
Dabo Swinney / Steve Fuller
Dabo’s All In Team Foundation
Kirby Smart / David Dukes
On-the-course preview of the 2016
CURE Childhood Cancer
Larry Fedora / B.J. Surhoff
Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.
UNC Children’s Hospital
Gus Malzahn / Bo Jackson
A classic football rivalry dating to 1892.
Open Hands Overflowing Hearts
Paul Johnson / Jon Barry
Auburn leads a close series 47-41-4.
Camp Twin Lakes
Steve Spurrier / Sterling Sharpe
The “Masters Group,” honoring two former
Frank Beamer / Cam Young
winners of the Challenge.
Tommy Tuberville / J.K. Schaffer
Current American Athletic Conference
Tommy Tuberville Foundation
Tom Herman / Andre Ware
foes with 2015’s CFA Peach Bowl champs..
Dan Mullen / Fred McCrary
The pair has faced off 6 times (3-3) since
Mullen Family 36 Foundation
Dave Doeren / Terry Harvey
Wake Cty. Special Ed. Services
Hugh Freeze / Wesley Walls
2014 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game champs.
Hugh and Jill Freeze Foundation
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.
For more information on the event, visit Chick-fil-APeachBowlChallenge.com.
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