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Shane Beamer Set to Compete in 2024 Southern Company Peach Bowl Challenge
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Shane Beamer Set to Compete in 2024 Southern Company Peach Bowl Challenge

South Carolina head coach Shane Beamer will represent the Gamecocks in the 17th annual Southern Company Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament held April 28 – 30 at Reynolds Lake Oconee outside of Atlanta. A field of 23 current and former college football coaches will compete for a share of a $300,000 charity purse.

The nation’s premier collegiate coach golf event will be played in two-man scramble format in an 18-hole tournament. The Stableford scoring system will be used to help balance handicaps and encourage aggressive play.

Proceeds from the competition benefit charitable foundations selected by the coaches. Coach Beamer’s winnings will go to the Beamer Family Foundation, which supports education, law enforcement and other great causes, with an emphasis in the greater Columbia, South Carolina area.

This represents coach Beamer’s fourth appearance in the Southern Company Peach Bowl Challenge as he looks to add to the $50,000 in charitable winnings he’s already won in previous events.

Since its creation in 2007, the event has contributed a total of $9.3 million in scholarship and charity, helping make the Peach Bowl college football’s most charitable bowl organization.

The current field of competitors for this year’s Peach Bowl Challenge is projected to include:



Shane Beamer South Carolina The Beamer Family Foundation
Manny Diaz Duke Durham Public Schools Foundation
Dave Doeren NC State One Pack Empowered
Eliah Drinkwitz Mizzou CarePortal
Randy Edsall Maryland, UConn Edsall Family Foundation
P.J. Fleck Minnesota Row the Boat @ Masonic Children’s Hospital
Hugh Freeze Auburn For Others Collective
Chan Gailey Georgia Tech Fellowship of Christian Athletes- Georgia Region
Jim Grobe Ohio, Wake Forest, Baylor Fisher DeBerry Foundation
Paul Johnson Navy, Georgia Tech Paul and Susan Johnson Family Foundation
Brent Key Georgia Tech Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Dan Lanning Oregon OHSU Foundation- Knight Cancer Institute
Urban Meyer Bowling Green, Utah, Florida, OhioState Urban And Shelley Meyer Family Foundation
Jeff Monken Army Lauren’s First and Goal
Dan Mullen Mississippi State, Florida Mullen Family 36 Foundation
Pat Narduzzi Pitt UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Rick Neuheisel Colorado, Washington, UCLA Lord Wedgwood Charity
Mike Norvell Florida State Keep Climbing Family Foundation
Houston Nutt Boise State, Arkansas, Ole Miss Chickasaw Foundation
Tom O’ Brien Boston College, NC State National Medal of Honor Leadership & Education Center
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

“We have another impressive field this year as some of the sport’s top coaches tee it up for charity,” Peach Bowl, Inc. CEO and President Gary Stokan said. “Many of college football’s best rivalries extend to the green in this annual tradition, but it’s the charities who are the real winners as we’re set to raise another $300,000 this year.”

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 six FBS national championships, 42 conference championships and boast 2,229 collegiate career wins.

The 2024 field also features 20 coaches who have previously competed in the Southern Company Peach Bowl Challenge, while P.J. Fleck, Brent Key and Dan Lanning make their first-ever appearances in the event.

Pairings for the 2024 Southern Company Peach Bowl Challenge will be announced prior to the tournament.