Nick Saban and Mark Ingram to Compete in 2017 Chick-fil-a Peach Bowl Challenge
April 24, 2017
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.
The official charity of Nick 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 30 to May 3 at Reynolds Lake Oconee outside of 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 $6 million in scholarship and charity, helping make the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl college football’s most charitable bowl game.
The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge main event features pairings that include a university head coach and a former athlete from the same school competing in a scramble format against other university teams from around the country. The event will be broadcast on ESPN in August and December. Specific dates will be announced this summer.
The field of competitors is scheduled to include two former winning teams including last year’s winning duo of Hugh Freeze and Wesley Walls of Ole Miss, as well as the four-time winning pair of Paul Johnson and Jon Barry of Georgia Tech (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015). The field includes two Heisman Trophy winners, six Dodd Trophy winners, and four new teams including Baylor, Florida and TCU. Representing the first-ever College Football Playoff (CFP) team will be former coaches and current CFP Selection Committee members Frank Beamer and Bobby Johnson.
The current field of competitors for the featured event is projected to include:
For more information, visit Chick-fil-APeachBowlChallenge.com