FROM ATLANTA CITY COUNCIL COMMUNICATIONS
City Councilmember Michael Julian Bond presents Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl with Proclamation in Honor of Its 50th Anniversary
ATLANTA (Nov. 7, 2017) – Post 1 At-Large City Councilmember Michael Julian Bond honored the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at yesterday’s city council meeting. The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is celebrating its Golden Season, or 50th anniversary, throughout the 2017-2018 college football year.
“It was time to honor and celebrate the journey of one of college football’s top bowl games,” Bond said.
The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl was created by the Lions Club of Atlanta in 1968. It generates more than $35 million annually for the Atlanta economy and engages over 600 volunteers who serve as ambassadors for the bowl and display Atlanta’s southern hospitality.
“We are blessed. Thank you to everyone out here who supports the game by buying tickets and sponsorship. Thank you to the city council for being such a great partner and supporting us over 50 years. Hopefully we are able to do it for another 50 years,” said Gary Stokan, president and CEO of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
In addition to serving as one of six elite bowl games to host the college football playoff, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl has made a name for itself through philanthropy. It is recognized as the most charitable bowl organization in the college football, having contributed more than $22 million in scholarships and charitable donations over its history. This includes a partnership with Atlanta Public Schools to provide academic mentors for student athletes.
The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl’s 50th game will be played Jan. 1, 2018 in Mercedes-Benz Stadium.