Chick-fil-A Bowl Donates $90,000 to Georgia Charities

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Chick-fil-A Bowl Donates $90,000 to Georgia Charities

Kirby Smart Presented with check from Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge  (Photo: Georgia Sports Communications)
Kirby Smart Presented with check from Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge (Photo: Georgia Sports Communications)

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart and former quarterback David Dukes earned $90,000 in scholarship and charity from the 2019 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament, raising Team Georgia’s all-time winnings from the event to $303,500. The $90,000 from the duo’s second-place finish in this year’s tournament will be split equally between The Kirby Smart Family Foundation and an endowed scholarship at the University of Georgia. 

The Kirby Smart Family Foundation is focused on being champions in the community by supporting and giving back to needy children and families facing adversity.

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 $650,000 to its 12 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 $650,000 charity and scholarship purse, another $181,280 was generated for charitable organizations bringing the 2019 total to $831,280 in charitable giving. Since its creation in 2007, the event has contributed a total of $8.4 million in scholarship and charity, helping make the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl college football’s most charitable bowl organization. The Bowl leads all other bowl game organizations in charitable and scholarship contributions, giving $33.8 million to organizations in need since 2002.

About Peach Bowl, Inc.

Peach Bowl, Inc. operates the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, one of the New Year’s Six Bowls selected to host the College Football Playoff. The Bowl has earned a reputation as one of the most competitive bowls in the country, with 53 percent of its games being decided by a touchdown or less. Peach Bowl, Inc. has disbursed $260.8 million in team payouts over its 51-year history. Peach Bowl, Inc. also leads all other bowl game organizations in charitable and scholarship contributions, giving more than $33.8 million to organizations in need since 2002. Peach Bowl, Inc. also runs the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament, manages The Dodd Trophy national coach of the year award and led the relocation and financial foundation of the College Football Hall of Fame to Atlanta. For more information, visit Chick-fil-APeachBowl.com or follow us on Twitter at @CFAPeachBowl and find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/CFAPeachBowl.

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