Thursday, May 7, 2015
N.C. Children’s Hospital received a $10,000 gift in recognition of Team North Carolina’s participation in last week’s Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament. The North Carolina duo of head football coach Larry Fedora and head basketball coach Roy Williams earned a total of $20,000 in winnings, which the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will split between the coaches’ chosen charity, UNC Children’s, and an endowed scholarship at the University of North Carolina.
“Among the many outstanding options here at Carolina, we feel genuinely honored the coaches chose UNC Children’s as their beneficiary,” said Leslie Nelson, UNC Children’s fundraising chief. “They have been our long-time champions, and you can really see that reflected in the players’ involvement here at the hospital during their academic careers and even beyond.”
The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl’s $10,000 gift to UNC Children’s will support the top-tier academic medical center’s four-tiered mission to “CARE,” which aligns clinical care, advocacy, research, and education to deliver world-class patient- and family-centered care, always regardless of a family’s ability to pay.
“Our mission to give back is a driving force in everything that we do,” said Gary Stokan, president and CEO of Peach Bowl, Inc. “We’re grateful for the participation of these coaches and celebrities, and are happy to have the opportunity to give something back to their universities and the causes that are so close to their hearts.”
Following its mission to support scholarship and charity at all levels, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge will pay out a total of $520,000 to its 13 participating teams this year, with the winnings being split between the charity of each team’s choice and an endowed scholarship at each university.
In addition to the $520,000 charity and scholarship purse, another $113,305 was generated for charitable organizations including the American Diabetes Association. Over the last nine years, the event has contributed a total of $5.3 million in scholarship and charity.
In 2014, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl recorded its eighth straight year of more than $1 million in giving. Since 2002, college football’s most charitable bowl game has distributed $17.6 million in charity and scholarship.
About the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge
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 for $520,000 in charity and scholarship. In the past nine years, the Challenge has distributed a total of $5.3 million in scholarship and charity. The tournament will be broadcast on ESPNU in August and December.