Greensboro, Ga. (April 22, 2010) - The Chick-fil-A Bowl today announced the official pairings for the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament April 27. Twelve university teams of head coaches and celebrity alumni will compete in six groups vying for the $400,000 scholarship purse.
The groups will tee off at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 27 and play a two-man scramble format. The tournament's championship team will receive the first place $120,000 scholarship donation to their university. All teams will win a portion of the $400,000 scholarship purse.
Official team pairings:
South Carolina Steve Spurrier / Sterling Sharpe
Clemson Dabo Swinney / Dwight Clark
Virginia Tech Frank Beamer / Dell Curry
Alabama Nick Saban / Steve Sloan
North Carolina Butch Davis / Natrone Means
N.C. State Sidney Lowe / Monte Towe
Ole Miss Houston Nutt / Wesley Walls
Maryland Ralph Friedgen / Stan Gelbaugh
Wake Forest Jim Grobe / Billy Packer
Vanderbilt Bobby Johnson / Will Perdue
Georgia Tech Paul Johnson / Jon Barry
Florida State Jimbo Fisher / Terrell Buckley
The nation's premier head coach and celebrity golf event will be held at the beautiful Reynolds Plantation resort on Lake Oconee outside Atlanta.
Over the past three years, the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge has provided more than $1.3 million in scholarship and charity to its participating universities.
Past winners: 2009 South Carolina (Spurrier/Sharpe / -12, playoff winners), 2008 South Carolina (Spurrier/Sharpe / -12), 2007 Virginia Tech (Beamer/Curry / -10).
In addition to the $400,000 scholarship purse, additional proceeds will be donated to selected charities including 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. The Chick-fil-A Bowl leads all bowls in the country in charitable giving, including gifts of more than $5.8 million since 2002.
The tournament is being taped by ESPN for broadcast in the fall. The date of the broadcast will be announced this summer.