Beamer to Compete in 2022 Peach Bowl Challenge
Nation's Premier Collegiate Coach Golf Event Set for May 3
South Carolina head coach Shane Beamer will represent the Gamecocks in the 15th annual Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament held on May 3 at Reynolds Lake Oconee outside of Atlanta. A field of 22 current and former college football coaches will compete for a share of a $330,000 charity purse.
The nation’s premier collegiate coach golf event will be played in Two Man Scramble format with Stableford scoring in an 18-hole tournament. This year’s competition will also feature a Skills Challenge that includes Long Drive and Closest to the Pin competitions.
Proceeds from the event benefit charitable foundations selected by the coaches. Coach Beamer’s winnings will go to the Beamer Family Foundation.
“This unique event consistently brings together some of college football’s biggest names each year, all for charity,” Peach Bowl, Inc. CEO and President Gary Stokan said. “These coaches are true competitors, both on and off of the football field, but it’s all for a great cause as each of their charities will be the true winners at the end of the day.”
Since its creation in 2007, the event has contributed a total of $8.73 million in scholarship and charity, helping make the Peach Bowl college football’s most charitable bowl organization.
This year’s field includes an impressive roster of college football greats that features three former Dodd Trophy winners, and a collective group of coaches who have won two national championships, 33 FBS conference championships and boasts 2,423 career wins.
The current field of competitors for this year’s Peach Bowl Challenge is projected to include:
|COACH||CURRENT OR FORMER
|Dino Babers||Syracuse||Dick Tomey Legacy Fund- Positive Coaching Alliance|
|Frank Beamer||Virginia Tech||American Cancer Society|
|Shane Beamer||South Carolina||The Beamer Family Foundation|
|Mike Cavan||SMU||Cornerstone Church Athens|
|Mark Dantonio||Cincinnati, Michigan State||George Webster Scholarship|
|Dave Doeren||NC State||GiGi’s Playhouse|
|Randy Edsall||Maryland, UConn||Edsall Family Foundation|
|Chan Gailey||Georgia Tech||Fellowship of Christian Athletes- Georgia Region|
|Jim Grobe||Ohio, Wake Forest, Baylor||Fisher DeBerry Foundation|
|Bobby Johnson||Vanderbilt||Sea Island Habitat for Humanity|
|Paul Johnson||Navy, Georgia Tech||Paul and Susan Johnson Family Foundation|
|Gus Malzahn||UCF||A Level Up|
|Jeff Monken||Army||Mission 22|
|Dan Mullen||Mississippi State, Florida||Mullen Family 36 Foundation|
|Pat Narduzzi||Pitt||Stanley M. Marks Blood Cancer Research Fund|
|Rick Neuheisel||Colorado, Washington, UCLA||Wedgewood Charity|
|Houston Nutt||Boise State, Arkansas, Ole Miss||Chickasaw Foundation|
|Tom O’ Brien||Boston College, NC State||National Medal of Honor Leadership & Education Center|
|Scott Satterfield||Louisville||USA Cares (Kentucky Chapter)|
|Kirby Smart||Georgia||The Kirby Smart Family Foundation|
|Steve Spurrier||Duke, Florida, South Carolina||HBC Foundation|
|Tommy Tuberville||Ole Miss, Auburn, Texas Tech, Cincinnati||Tommy Tuberville Foundation|
Pairings for the 2022 Peach Bowl Challenge will be announced prior to the event.
About Peach Bowl, Inc.:
Peach Bowl, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization that operates the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, the Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament, and manages The Dodd Trophy national coach of the year award. It is the ninth-oldest bowl game in the country and is recognized as college football’s most charitable bowl organization, having donated $58.8 million to organizations in need since 2002.
The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is one of the New Year’s Six bowls selected to host the College Football Playoff including a CFP Semifinal every third year and top-ranked teams from around the country in the other two years of each cycle. Over its 54 years, the game has drawn 3.1 million fans in attendance, a total television audience of 209.6 million viewers on ESPN, delivered $221 million in team payouts, and has created $786.3 million in direct economic impact for Atlanta and Georgia.
Our Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game is the nation’s longest-running kickoff game and has reshaped the opening weekend in college football. Over 17 games since 2008, the game has regularly hosted the nation’s top teams and has drawn 1.1 million fans, 87.4 million television viewers, distributed $101.3 million in team payouts, and created an additional $498.5 million in economic impact.
The Peach Bowl Challenge is the nation’s premier charity golf tournament featuring top current and former college football coaches. Hosted at the beautiful Reynolds Lake Oconee resort outside Atlanta each spring, the event has generated $8.7 million for the various foundations and charities supported by its coaches.
The Dodd Trophy Presented by PNC is college football’s most coveted national coaching award. Named for legendary Georgia Tech coach Bobby Dodd, The Dodd Trophy annually honors the FBS football coach whose program represents three pillars of success: scholarship, leadership and integrity.
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