UGA’s Kirby Smart, David Dukes in Chick-fil-A Challenge
April 27, 2017

ATHENS ---- University of Georgia head coach Kirby Smart and Bulldog letterman David Dukes will be one of 15 teams competing in the annual Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge scheduled April 30-May 3, at Reynolds Lake Oconee resort outside Atlanta.

The 15-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 $630,000 total purse.

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.

“This event creates a memorable experience where some of the sport’s biggest names trade the gridiron for the green, all in the name of charitable giving,” said Gary Stokan, president and CEO of Peach Bowl, Inc.

Over the past 10 years, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge has provided a total of $6 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 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 $21 million since 2002, making the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl college football’s most charitable bowl game.

The tournament will be broadcast on ESPN in August and December. Specific air dates will be announced this summer.



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