Saban, Malzahn get Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge pairings
ATLANTA, GA (Chick-fil-APeachBowlChallenge.com) – 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:
|TEAM:||COACH / CELEBRITY:||PAIRING NOTE:||SELECTED CHARITY:|
|Alabama||Nick Saban / Chris Mohr||Links-style rematch of 2015 CFP
|Nick’s Kids Foundation|
|Clemson||Dabo Swinney / Steve Fuller||Dabo’s All In Team Foundation|
|Georgia||Kirby Smart / David Dukes||On-the-course preview of the 2016
Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.
|CURE Childhood Cancer|
|North Carolina||Larry Fedora / B.J. Surhoff||UNC Children’s Hospital|
|Auburn||Gus Malzahn / Bo Jackson||A classic football rivalry dating to 1892.
Auburn leads a close series 47-41-4.
|Open Hands Overflowing Hearts|
|Georgia Tech||Paul Johnson / Jon Barry||Camp Twin Lakes|
|South Carolina||Steve Spurrier / Sterling Sharpe||The “Masters Group,” honoring two former winners of the Challenge.||HBC Foundation|
|Virginia Tech||Frank Beamer / Cam Young||Herma’s Readers|
|Cincinnati||Tommy Tuberville / J.K. Schaffer||Current American Athletic Conference
foes with 2015’s CFA Peach Bowl champs..
|Tommy Tuberville Foundation|
|Houston||Tom Herman / Andre Ware||Autism Speaks|
|Miss. State||Dan Mullen / Fred McCrary||The pair has faced off 6 times (3-3) since
|Mullen Family 36 Foundation|
|NC State||Dave Doeren / Terry Harvey||Wake Cty. Special Ed. Services|
|Ole Miss||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.