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2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge to air on ESPN-2 Aug. 6

Aug. 5, 2011

The nation’s premier head coach and celebrity golf event was held at the beautiful Reynolds Plantation resort on Lake Oconee outside Atlanta earlier this summer and was won by Georgia Tech football coach Paul Johnson and former basketball standout Jon Barry. The event will air nationally on ESPN2 this Saturday, August 6 at 12 p.m.

Johnson and Barry combined to shoot an 11-under par 61 to win the 2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament.

Over the past five years, the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge has provided more than $2.5 million in scholarship and charity to its participating universities.

The event culminates with a made-for-TV round featuring university head coaches and celebrity alums competing for scholarship money for their schools.

This year’s Challenge contributed a record $638,000 in scholarship and charitable donations, including $70,000 to aid tornado victims in the state of Alabama.

The broadcast will also feature exclusive interviews with the participating coaches and highlights from the long drive and closest-to-the pin competitions that took place prior to the golf tournament.

2011 Participants
University – Coach – Alumni
Alabama – Nick Saban – Chris Mohr
Clemson – Dabo Swinney – Steve Fuller
Georgia Tech – Paul Johnson – Jon Barry
Maryland – Randy Edsall – Stan Gelbaugh
Miami – Al Golden – Gino Toretta
Mississippi St. – Dan Mullen – Fred McCrary
NC State – Tom O’Brien – Torry Holt
Ole Miss – Houston Nutt – Wesley Walls
South Carolina – Steve Spurrier – Sterling Sharpe
Tennesse – Derek Dooley -Stanley Morgan
Virginia Tech – Frank Beamer – Dell Curry
Wake Forest – Jim Grobe – Riley Skinner

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