GREENSBORO, Ga. -- The Chick-fil-A Bowl today announced the official pairings for the sixth annual Chick-fil-A
Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament and the Florida State team of Jimbo
Fisher and Terrell Buckley is matched up against Miami's Al Golden and Gino
Torretta. A 16-team field of NCAA head coaches and celebrity alumni will
compete in a two-man scramble format over 18 holes, vying for a first-place
prize of $125,000 in scholarship funds. All participating teams will receive a
portion of the $520,000 total scholarship purse.
In the event's largest field
to date, featured groups include conference and state rivalry pairings, as well
as teams that have competed or are set to compete in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff
Game (Alabama vs. Virginia Tech - 2009 and 2013, NC State vs. Tennessee - 2012).
Official group pairings include:
The nation's premier head
coach and celebrity golf event will be held April 29 - May 1 at the Reynolds
Plantation resort on Lake Oconee outside Atlanta. In the past five years, the
Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge has provided $2.55 million in scholarship and
In addition to the $520,000
scholarship purse, a $135,000 charitable donation will be made to Chick-fil-A's
WinShape Homes. The Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge is a significant contributor to
the Chick-fil-A Bowl's overall charitable and scholarship donations, which
total more than $13 million since 2002, making the Chick-fil-A Bowl college
football's most charitable bowl game.
The tournament is being taped
by ESPN for broadcast in August and December. Specific air dates will be
announced this summer.
For more information on the
event, visit www.Chick-fil-ABowlChallenge.com.
About the Chick-fil-A Bowl
The Chick-fil-A Bowl is the
ninth-oldest bowl game in the country and hosts the longest-running rivalry series
between the ACC and SEC. Now in its 45th year, the Chick-fil-A Bowl
has established itself as one of the nation's elite bowl games with a string of
15 consecutive sellouts and has earned a reputation as one of the most
competitive bowls in the nation. The Chick-fil-A Bowl has disbursed more than
$110 million in team payouts during its 44-year history and has increased team
payout every year since 1996. The Bowl also leads all other bowl games in
charitable and scholarship contributions, giving more than $13 million to
organizations in need since 2002. Other events under the Chick-fil-A Bowl brand
include the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge head coach and celebrity golf event and
the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game season-opening game over Labor Day weekend which will
host two games to open the 2012 season for the first time in its history.