The nation’s premier head coach and celebrity golf event will be held April 28-30 at Reynolds Lake Oconee resort outside Atlanta.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban and former Crimson Tide running back Mark Ingram will represent the Crimson Tide in the 13th annual Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament.
Coach Saban will make his 13th appearance in the event as he looks to improve upon last year’s top three finish while competing for a share of the $650,000 scholarship and charity purse. The team’s winnings will be split between an endowed scholarship at the University of Alabama and the Nick’s Kids Foundation.
The official charity of Saban and his family, the Nick's Kids Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting children, family, teacher and student causes. Throughout the year, Nick and Terry Saban dedicate time to the Nick's Kids Foundation by hosting several events that benefit local organizations, especially the Annual Fall Giveaway Luncheon. To date, the Nick's Kids Foundation has distributed more than $6 million to hundreds of non-profit charities.
The nation’s premier head coach and celebrity golf event will be held April 28-30 at Reynolds Lake Oconee resort outside Atlanta. Proceeds from the event benefit endowed scholarships at the participating universities and charitable foundations selected by the coaches. Since its creation in 2007, the event has contributed a total of $7.6 million in scholarship and charity, helping make Peach Bowl, Inc. college football’s most charitable bowl organization.
The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge main event features pairings that include a university head coach (either current or from the previous season) and a celebrity alumnus from the same school competing in a two-man scramble format against other university teams from around the country.
This year’s field features an impressive roster of college football greats that include five Dodd Trophy winners, the last five College Football Playoff National Championship winning coaches and three of the four head coaches who led their teams to last season’s College Football Playoff. In total, this year’s field has won 12 national championships, 34 FBS conference championships and has 1,577 career wins.
The current field of competitors for the main event is projected to feature:
|Alabama||Nick Saban||Mark Ingram||Nick's Kids Foundation|
|Auburn||Gus Malzahn||Tim Hudson||Malzahn Family Foundation|
|Clemson||Dabo Swinney||Bill Spiers||Dabo's All in Team Foundation|
|Florida||Dan Mullen||Judd Davis||Mullen Family "36" Foundation|
|Georgia||Kirby Smart||David Dukes||The Kirby Smart Family Foundation|
|Georgia Tech||Paul Johnson||Jon Barry||The Paul and Susan Johnson Foundation|
|North Carolina||Mack Brown||Roy Williams||Champions Off the Field|
|NC State||Dave Doeren||Terry Harvey||Wake County Special Needs|
|Notre Dame||Brian Kelly||Jimmy Dunne||Kelly Cares Foundation|
|Ohio State||Urban Meyer||Jeff Logan||Urban & Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research|
|Ole Miss||Matt Luke||Wesley Walls||Ole Miss FCA|
|Pittsburgh||Pat Narduzzi||John Congemi||Stanley M. Marks MD Endowed Research Fund|
|UConn||Randy Edsall||Dan Orlovsky||Edsall Family Foundation Philanthropy Fund|
The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge will be broadcast on ESPN in August and December. Specific dates will be announced this summer.