The Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament will be
nationally telecast on ESPN-2 Saturday, Aug. 7 in a one-hour special starting
at 12 p.m. ET.
The event features the nation's top coaches from the ACC and SEC
partnered with former athletes and current celebrities in two-man teams competing
for a scholarship purse of $400,000.
ESPN college football play-by-play
announcer Rece Davis and analyst Andre Ware serve as commentators for the golf
action that includes two-time defending champions Steve Spurrier and Sterling
Sharpe from the University of South Carolina, current NCAA National Champion
Nick Saban from Alabama, 2007 tournament winner Frank Beamer from Virginia Tech
and many others.
"Many of the coaches will wear microphones to allow viewers to listen
in to their conversations on the course," said Gary Stokan, Chick-fil-A Bowl
president and CEO. "It really gives an inside look into these coaches'
personalities and how competitive this tournament really is. It should be a
very entertaining afternoon of golf."
The show will also feature exclusive interviews with the participating
coaches and highlights from the long drive and putting competitions that took
place prior to the golf tournament.
The nation's premier head
coach and celebrity golf event was held at the beautiful Reynolds Plantation
resort on Lake Oconee outside Atlanta. Over the past four years, the
Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge has provided more than $1.9 million in scholarship
and charity to its participating universities.
In all, 12 teams hit the
links in the featured event, all vying for the $120,000 first-place scholarship
prize. University teams competing include:
Alabama Nick Saban Steve Sloan
Clemson Dabo Swinney Dwight
Florida State Jimbo Fisher Terrell Buckley
Georgia Tech Paul
Maryland Ralph Friedgen Stan Gelbaugh
Mississippi Houston Nutt Wesley Walls
North Carolina Butch
Davis Natrone Means
N.C. State Sidney Lowe Monte Towe
South Carolina Steve Spurrier Sterling
Vanderbilt Bobby Johnson Will Perdue
Virginia Tech Frank Beamer Brad
Wake Forest Jim Grobe Billy Packer
scholarship purse, an additional $135,000 was donated to Chick-fil-A's WinShape
Homes, a long-term foster care program. The Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge is a
significant contributor to the Chick-fil-A Bowl's overall annual charitable and
scholarship donations. The Chick-fil-A Bowl leads all bowls in the country in
charitable giving, including gifts of more than $5.8 million since 2002.
In addition to the $400,000
Past winners: 2009 South Carolina (Spurrier/Sharpe / -12,
playoff winners), 2008 South Carolina (Spurrier/Sharpe / -12), 2007 Virginia
Tech (Beamer/Dell Curry / -10).
The 2010 Chick-fil-A Bowl
Challenge will air again on ESPN in December - on a date to be determined - the
week leading into the Chick-fil-A Bowl.
For more information on the
event, visit www.Chick-fil-ABowlChallenge.com.