Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Donates $65,000 to Alabama Charities
The Nick’s Kids Foundation received a $32,500 gift in recognition of Team Alabama’s second-place finish at last week’s Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament. The Alabama duo of Head Football Coach Nick Saban and Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram earned a total of $65,000 in winnings, which the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will split between the Nick’s Kids Foundation and an endowed scholarship at the University of Alabama.
“Our mission to give back is a driving force in everything that we do,” said Gary Stokan, President & 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.”
The official charity of Nick Saban and his family, the Nick's Kids Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting children, family, teacher and student causes. Throughout the year, Nick and Terry Saban dedicate time to the Nick's Kids Foundation by executing several events that benefit local organizations, especially the Annual Fall Giveaway Luncheon. To date, Nick's Kids Foundation has distributed over $6 million to hundreds of non-profit charities.
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.