Universities Score Big with Funds from Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge
The University of Miami Hurricanes received $125,000 in scholarship funds when their two-man team of golfers finished in first place in the 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge in Greensboro, Ga., recently.
The Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge is the country’s premier head coach and celebrity golf outing, featuring NCAA head coaches and former athletes and celebrities, all competing for $520,000 in scholarship funds for their respective universities.
The winning pair in the 18-hole two-man scramble event included Miami head coach Al Golden and former Hurricanes’ quarterback Gino Torretta, who won the Heisman Trophy in 1992 and led the Hurricanes to national championships in 1989 and 1991.
Miami’s 11-under-par beat out the University of South Carolina’s duo of head coach Steve Spurrier and former Gamecock and NFL receiver Sterling Sharpe, who finished at 10-under and won $65,000 in scholarships for their second place finish.
The field included 15 teams of head coaches, former players and celebrities, and each participating team took home a portion of the $520,000 scholarship purse. An additional $144,000 was generated for charitable organizations, including Chick-fil-A’s WinShape Homes foster care program. The event has contributed $3.8 million in scholarship and charity funds over the past seven years.
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