Greensboro, Ga. – North Carolina Head Football Coach Larry Fedora and Head Basketball Coach Roy Williams earned $22,500 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 North Carolina's winnings equally between UNC Children's Hospital and an endowed scholarship at the University of North Carolina.
“We were thrilled to host Coach Fedora and Roy Williams 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 $22,500 this year to further support both the foundation and the university in helping others in need.”
As a top-tier academic medical center, UNC Children's Hospital upholds a four-tiered mission to "CARE," aligning clinical care, advocacy, research, and education to deliver world-class family-centered care—always regardless of a family's ability to pay. The hospital has nearly 200 physicians with expertise spanning nearly 50 programs in 20 clinical departments including 14 divisions in the UNC Department of Pediatrics. They are joined by more than 1,800 clinical and ancillary staff, all dedicated to providing exemplary, compassionate care to thousands of children each year.
The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge is the country's premier head coach and celebrity charity golf event featuring NCAA head coaches and former athletes and celebrities from the same school competing against their rivals, all for scholarship and charity.
Following its mission to support scholarship and charity at all levels, Peach Bowl, Inc. through its Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge will pay out a total of $630,000 to its 15 participating teams this year, with the winnings being split evenly between a charity or foundation of the coach's choice and an endowed scholarship at each university.
In addition to the $630,000 charity and scholarship purse, another $170,000 was generated for charitable organizations bringing the 2017 total to $800,000 in charitable giving. Since its creation in 2007, the event has contributed a total of $6.8 million in scholarship and charity, helping make the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl college football's most charitable bowl game. The Bowl leads all other bowl game organizations in charitable and scholarship contributions, giving $21 million to organizations in need since 2002.
About Peach Bowl, Inc.:
Peach Bowl, Inc. operates the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, the ninth-oldest bowl game in the country and one of New Year's Six Bowls selected to host the College Football Playoff. In 2014-15, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl hosted top nationally ranked teams as assigned by the College Football Playoff Selection Committee. In 2016, the Bowl hosted its first College Football Playoff Semifinal (#1 Alabama vs. #4 Washington). The Bowl has earned a reputation as one of the most competitive bowls in the country, with 53 percent (26 of 49) of its games being decided by a touchdown or less. Peach Bowl, Inc. has disbursed $161 million in team payouts over its 49-year history and has increased team payout every year since 1996. The Bowl also leads all other bowl game organizations in charitable and scholarship contributions, giving $21 million to organizations in need since 2002. Peach Bowl, Inc. also owns and manages the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament and The Dodd Trophy national coach of the year award. For more information, visit Chick-fil-APeachBowl.com or follow us on Twitter at @CFAPeachBowl and find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/ChickfilAPeachBowl.
Final official results from the 2017 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge including total charity and scholarship winnings:
PLACE: TEAM SCORE: WINNINGS:
1 Ole Miss (Hugh Freeze, Wesley Walls) -11 $100,000
2 Florida (Steve Spurrier, Shane Matthews) -9 $ 80,000
3 (T) Georgia (Kirby Smart, David Dukes) -8 $ 65,000
3 (T) NC State (Dave Doeren, Terry Harvey) -8 $ 65,000
5 Alabama (Nick Saban, Mark Ingram) -7 $ 50,000
6 Baylor (Jim Grobe, David Crowder) -6 $ 40,000
7 (T) TCU (Gary Patterson, LaDainian Tomlinson) -5 $ 27,500
7 (T) Virginia Tech (Justin Fuente, Dell Curry) -5 $ 27,500
9 (T) Auburn (Gus Malzahn, Al Del Greco) -4 $ 25,000
9 (T) Cincinnati (Tommy Tuberville, Brendon Kay) -4 $ 25,000
11 (T) Georgia Tech (Paul Johnson, Jon Barry) -3 $ 22,500
11 (T) North Carolina (Larry Fedora, Roy Williams) -3 $ 22,500
13 CFP (Frank Beamer, Bobby Johnson) -1 $ 20,000
14 Pittsburgh (Pat Narduzzi, Chris Doleman) +1 $ 20,000
15 Clemson (Dabo Swinney, Steve Fuller) +2 $ 20,000
Skills Competition Results:
Long Drive (Coach Div.) Kirby Smart, Georgia 261 yards $5,000
Long Drive (Celeb. Div.) Jon Barry, Georgia Tech 288 yards $5,000
Closest to the Pin (Coach Div.) Tommy Tuberville, Cincinnati 29'7” $5,000
Closest to the Pin (Celeb Div.) David Dukes, Georgia 4'7” $5,000
Team winnings will be split evenly between endowed scholarships at the universities and foundations or charities of the coach's choice. The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge is the country's premier head coach and celebrity charity golf event featuring NCAA head coaches and former athletes and celebrities from the same school competing against their rivals for a share of a $630,000 scholarship purse.
In addition to the $630,000 charity and scholarship purse, another $170,000 was generated for charitable organizations bringing the 2017 total to $800,000 in charitable giving. Since its creation in 2007, the event has contributed a total of $6.8 million in scholarship and charity, helping make the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl college football's most charitable bowl game.