Swinney, Fuller to compete in 2018 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge
Greensboro, Ga. (April 19, 2018) – Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney and former quarterback Steve Fuller will represent the Tigers in the 12th annual Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament. Coach Swinney will make his 9th appearance in the event as he looks to compete for a share of a $650,000 total purse. The team’s winnings will be split between an endowed scholarship at Clemson University and Dabo’s All In Team Foundation.
Dabo’s All In Team Foundation aims to raise awareness of critical education and health issues in order to change lives of people across the state of South Carolina, concentrating on Breast Cancer Research, The Phoenix Center, The Rise Program, Call Me Mister Program, and grants based on need and fit within the foundation’s mission statement and focus areas.
The nation’s premier head coach and celebrity golf event will be held April 29 to May 2 at Reynolds Lake Oconee resort outside Atlanta. Proceeds from the event benefit endowed scholarships at the participating universities and charitable foundations selected by the coaches. 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 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge main event features pairings that include a university head coach and a former athlete from the same school competing in a scramble format against other university teams from around the country. The event will be broadcast on ESPN in August and December. Specific dates will be announced this summer.
This year’s Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge will also feature an inaugural Legends Tournament, consisting of 10 former coaches who will be vying for a share of a $50,000 purse that will go toward their selected charities.
The main event field of competitors is scheduled to include the four-time winning pair of Paul Johnson and Jon Barry of Georgia Tech (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015), as well as first-time appearances from Brian Kelly of Notre Dame and Matt Luke of Ole Miss. In total, both the main event and Legends Tournament include an impressive roster of college football greats that features two Heisman Trophy winners, eight Dodd Trophy winners, and a total of 10 FBS National Championships won by the head coaches.
The current field of competitors for the main event is projected to include: