Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl College Corner offers exclusive hospitality tickets for the TOUR Championship
ATLANTA (August 9, 2016) – The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl College Corner will once again return to East Lake Golf Club for the TOUR Championship, bringing a unique college-football-like atmosphere to the 9th green as the PGA TOUR’s top 30 golfers compete in the season-ending event for the coveted FedExCup.
Tickets to the exclusive experience are currently available for the dates of September 23-25, and proceeds will benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, CHoA, one of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl’s longest-standing charitable partnerships. Last year’s Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl College Corner saw more than $28,000 directly contributed to CHoA, with an annual total of $128,350 in 2015. After this year’s event, all-time Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl donations to CHoA will surpass $550,000.
In this exclusive hospitality area, guests will enjoy an open-air, covered patio with extended outdoor patio seating overlooking the par-3, ninth green, with additional views across the lake to the eighth green. A complimentary tailgate-style buffet lunch with beer, wine, soft drinks and water is also included. College football and NFL football will be available for viewing on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
Fans interested in purchasing Friday, Saturday or Sunday tickets for the 2016 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl College Corner at the TOUR Championship are encouraged to visit Chick-fil-APeachBowl.com/CollegeCorner.
“Peach Bowl Inc. is extremely proud of its charitable contributions in the Atlanta community,” said Gary Stokan, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl president and CEO. “We are thrilled to be working with one of the other premier Atlanta-based sporting events in the TOUR Championship to benefit one of our city’s most treasured assets, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.”
In 2015, Peach Bowl Inc.’s total charitable and scholarship contributions eclipsed $1.5 million. This brings the organization’s total since 2002 to $19.8 million and reaffirms its position as college football’s most charitable bowl game.
The TOUR Championship in 2014 made contributions totaling more than $2.2 million to the East Lake Foundation and the First Tee of East Lake. Since 1997, the TOUR Championship has generated more than $24 million to charity, both locally and nationwide.
“As two of Atlanta’s biggest annual sporting events that share the same goal of giving back to the local community, we are excited to continue our partnership with Peach Bowl, Inc. as they help bring the college football atmosphere to the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club this September,” said TOUR Championship Tournament Director Martin Stephenson.
In preparation for the 10th year in which the FedExCup culminates in Atlanta, TOUR Championship officials announced the tournament would be flipping the front and back nines at East Lake Golf Club resulting in a new location for this year’s College Corner and a more dramatic finishing stretch.
About Peach Bowl, Inc.
Peach Bowl, Inc. operates the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, the ninth-oldest bowl game in the country and one of New Year’s Six Bowls selected to host the College Football Playoff. In 2014 and 2015, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl hosted top nationally ranked teams as assigned by the College Football Playoff Selection Committee. In 2016, the Bowl will host its first College Football Playoff Semifinal (#1 vs. #4 or #2 vs. #3). The Bowl has earned a reputation as one of the most competitive bowls in the country, with 54 percent (26 of 48) of its games being decided by a touchdown or less. Peach Bowl, Inc. has disbursed $150 million in team payouts during its 48-year history and has increased team payout every year since 1996. The Bowl also leads all other bowl game organizations in charitable and scholarship contributions, giving more than $19.8 million to organizations in need since 2002. Peach Bowl, Inc. also owns and manages the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament and is the presenting sponsor and manager of The Dodd Trophy national coach of the year award. For more information, visit Chick-fil-APeachBowl.com or follow us on Twitter at @CFAPeachBowl and find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/ChickfilAPeachBowl.
About the TOUR Championship
The top 30 players in FedExCup points after the BMW Championship qualify for the TOUR Championship, the finale of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup. FedExCup points are reset prior to the TOUR Championship, ensuring a real shootout as all 30 players in the field will have a mathematical chance of winning the FedExCup with a victory at the event. The TOUR Championship is annually contested at Atlanta’s renowned East Lake Golf Club, the formative home of the legendary Bobby Jones. In 2014, the TOUR Championship made contributions totaling more than $2.2 million to charities and proudly supports the East Lake Foundation and The First Tee of East Lake. The tournament is the number one annual fundraiser for the East Lake Foundation. Over the times that the TOUR Championship has been played in Atlanta, the event has raised more the $22 million. In total, since 1997 the TOUR Championship has generated more than $24 million to charity, both locally and nationwide
About Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is a national leader among childhood cancer, hematology, and blood and marrow transplant programs, serving children and young adults. Recognized as one of the top 10 childhood cancer centers in the country by U.S. News & World Report, the Aflac Cancer Center cares for more than 400 newly diagnosed cancer patients each year and follows more than 2,500 patients with sickle cell disease, hemophilia and other blood disorders. The Center has a well-developed clinical research office and a robust Phase I/II clinical trials infrastructure. Visit aflaccancercenter.org or call 404-785-1112 or 888-785-1112 for more information.
About Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent dedicated to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. Our specialized care helps children get better faster and live healthier lives. Managing more than 870,000 patient visits annually at three hospitals and 27 neighborhood locations, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. With generous philanthropic and volunteer support since 1915, Children’s has impacted the lives of children in Georgia, the United States and throughout the world. Visit choa.org for more information.