WELCOME FROM PEACH BOWL, INC.
It is our honor to welcome you to the 2018 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl!
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, Bowl volunteers, and staff, we are thrilled you have joined us in Atlanta for the 51st
rendition of one of America’s great bowl game traditions.
2018 was another year of growth and great achievement for Peach Bowl, Inc. and its family of events. We donated $9.7
million this year to charity maintaining our status as the most charitable bowl organization in the country.
In April, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament featured 11 university teams and distributed
$812,500 in scholarship and charitable donations.
Now in its 11th year, the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game showcased the highest opening weekend matchup of the season
when No. 9 Auburn defeated No. 6 Washington 21-16 in a top-10 showdown.
As for the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, we are excited to host No. 10 Florida versus No. 7 Michigan this year. We also
renewed our contract with the College Football Playoff to remain a New Year’s Six Bowl through the 2025-26 football
season, including hosting future Semifinal contests in 2019, 2022 and 2025.
We are committed to providing the best bowl game experience in the country. This matchup of SEC versus Big Ten
teams who we’re hosting today deserve to be here following successful seasons thanks to the leadership of their
coaches, the skills of their players and the support of their fans. We congratulate them both and welcome you all to
Our continued success would not be possible without our relationship with Chick-fil-A – now the second longestrunning
title sponsorship in the bowl business – and the support of our other generous corporate sponsors and partners
around Atlanta. With that level of corporate support and a group of more than 500 of the best volunteers in the industry,
we are able to make good on our promise to provide our teams and their fans with an unmatched bowl experience.
Our pledge is to foster the continued growth of the Peach Bowl, Inc. family of events and deliver the best Bowl Week
experience in the country. We hope you enjoy your time with us and we look forward to providing even more thrilling
memories over our next 50 years.
Enjoy the game!
With an attitude of gratitude,
Bob Somers Gary Stokan
Chairman, CEO & President,
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