The Nick’s Kids Foundation and an endowed scholarship benefit from charity golf event
Atlanta (May 4, 2017) – Alabama Head Football Coach Nick Saban and former Crimson Tide running back Mark Ingram earned $50,000 in scholarship and charity from the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament this week. The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will split Team Alabama’s winnings equally between the Nick’s Kids Foundation and an endowed scholarship at the University of Alabama.
“We were thrilled to host Coach Saban and Mark Ingram again for this year’s tournament and congratulate them for their successful efforts,” said Gary Stokan, CEO and president of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. “We are honored to be able to donate $50,000 this year to further support both the foundation and the university in helping others in need.”
Top coaches and celebs tee it up for $630,000 in scholarship and charity
Greensboro, Ga. (April 18, 2017) – Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban and former running back Mark Ingram will represent the Crimson Tide in the 11th annual Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament. The duo will compete for a share of a $630,000 total purse, and the team’s winnings will be split between an endowed scholarship at the University of Alabama and the Nick’s Kids Foundation.
Coach Nick Saban and his wife Terry, through Nick’s Kids Foundation, built a 16th home in Tuscaloosa as a part of the 16 for 16 Project with Habitat for Humanity of Tuscaloosa.
Following the April 27, 2011, tornadoes that devastated Tuscaloosa, the Sabans committed to building 13 homes to celebrate the 13 national championships Alabama football had won. As the Crimson Tide won two more national championships in 2011 and 2012, the project grew to 15 for 15.
Nick’s Kids Foundation gives thanks to major contributors of the project, Mike Brunner, Farid Rafiee and David and Lynn Gwin, who stepped up immediately to help build house No. 16.
“This project is a true testament of the limitless possibilities when our volunteers and Nick’s Kids members commit to make a difference in the lives of others,” said Terry Saban.
The new homeowners will be the Anthony Taylor family. Taylor works all night as a bus driver at the university, has a newspaper route and is studying at Stillman College to become a minister. His family includes wife Angel, and two children: 12-year-old Zion and 11-year-old Zaria.
“I know if you stay true (to) God, his blessings will continue to come,” Anthony Taylor said in a release. “Thank you to Coach Saban, Ms. Terry, their family, Nick’s Kids, and to Habitat for Humanity. Roll Tide.”
“We are so proud of our football team and grateful to them for allowing us to honor their efforts with this labor of love on House Sweet 16,” Terry Saban said.
On Friday, December 9th, Nick and Terry Saban presented 49 teachers from Tuscaloosa City and County Schools with the Nick's Kids Teacher Excellence Award. The recipients are chosen by their principal, and they go above and beyond everyday to serve and impact children in our community. Terry Saban presented the teachers with plaques. The teachers also received $500 in gift cards. The award winners will receive five cards to different stores. The foundation partnered with Edgar's Bakery, Jim 'N Nick's, Pat's Florist and Lacefield Designs for the luncheon at the Tuscaloosa River Market. The Rise School bell choir performed at the event.
Tinsel Trail is a project of Tuscaloosa’s One Place, a 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to making a difference in the lives of local families. They serve over 8,500 people per year through after-school programs, parenting and fatherhood, healthy relationship education, career development, GED classes, and teen intervention programs. Proceeds from Tinsel Trail are used to support these programs and serve our local community.
Nick’s Kids Foundation partnered with The Rise School of Tuscaloosa to decorate a Christmas tree for the Tinsel Trail along the Riverwalk in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Nick’s Kids Foundation is a proud sponsor of both Tuscaloosa’s One Place and The Rise School of Tuscaloosa.
Coach Saban and the Alabama Football program are asking Tuscaloosa and the surrounding communities to join them in helping the people of South Louisiana as the area deals with devastating flooding. Donations can be dropped off at the Tuscaloosa Home Depot from August 21st through the 23rd from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Please see flyer below on drop off locations & times and also a list of items
Coach Nick Saban presented Fuller Goldsmith with the first annual Bigger Than The Game Award at our Giveaway Luncheon earlier this week. Fuller demonstrates what it truly means to have "grit" and faces adversity head-on with a positive attitude.
“His special hero and friend is C.J. Mosley told him his motto is ‘fight through the pain,’ and that that is his own personal motto,” Terry Saban said. The pain he fought through involved battling Leukemia three times since the age of three. “He is one of the most popular guys on our team and he is a part of our team,” Nick Saban said.
The 10th annual Nick's Kids Foundation luncheon was held Wednesday in The North Zone at Bryant-Denny Stadium where checks totaling $475,000 were presented to 150 local and state non-profit organizations. Since Nick and Terry Saban arrived in Tuscaloosa in 2007, approximately $5.5 million has been given to more than 250 deserving charities and organizations throughout the state and surrounding areas.
“This is one of my favorite days,” Nick Saban said. “The atmosphere around here, to see all the kids and the people who actually make the sacrifices and support the kids, we have so much gratitude for and appreciation for. Also, the people here today who support Nick’s Kids and help make this possible are very important to us. The spirit of this whole deal is something that is really special to Terry and me, and to my entire family actually. I hope this is the one thing that my dad would be proud of that we do.”
Nick’s Kids Foundation is a proud sponsor of Coach Scott Cochran’s Yeah Yeah Yeah 5K supporting cystic fibrosis and raising funds for The Thomas Plott Foundation. Join us on August 20th, 2016 at the Government Plaza in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. To register, go to www.plottfoundation.org
The 10th Annual Nick's Kids Golf Tournament was held on June 9th, 2016 in Birmingham, Alabama. While the golfers played at Old Overton the ladies enjoyed lunch at Ovenbird and shopped in English Village. The day concluded with a reception, complete with live music, silent auction items, and Wintzell's seafood. All money raised will go towards children, student, teacher, and family causes in the state of Alabama!
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