MOST CHARITABLE BOWL ORGANIZATION
As a leader and driving force in the bowl business, Peach Bowl,
Inc. has positioned itself squarely on the cutting edge of the
industry while successfully establishing a name that resonates
with college football fans throughout the year.
In addition to owning and operating the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl,
Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge
charity golf tournament, Peach Bowl, Inc. also manages the
day-to-day operations of The Dodd Trophy and was the original
recruiter and founding sponsor of the new Chick-fil-A College
Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.
Not only are Peach Bowl, Inc. endeavors some of college
football’s premiere annual events, the organization has garnered
a reputation of philanthropy and giving that is unmatched in the
bowl industry. The organization’s activism in its community and
others has earned it the distinction of “College Football’s Most
Charitable Bowl Organization.”
Driven by the leadership of CEO and President Gary Stokan, as
well as a strong commitment from Peach Bowl, Inc.’s desire to
support the community, charity and scholarship have become a
part of the Bowl’s mission.
“Our bowl game was originally created as a fundraiser for the
Lions Club of Atlanta, so our involvement in philanthropy goes
all the way back to our beginning and it is a part of who we are,”
Stokan said. “Our commitment to scholarship, charity and being
active in our community is what truly drives us.”
The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is continuing its tradition as college
football’s most charitable bowl organization as it will once again
surpass the $1 million mark in charitable giving for 2019, to add
to its total of $53.8 million in charity and scholarship donated and
committed since 2002. In fact, this was a record-setting year for
the Bowl in terms of charitable giving.
In September, Peach Bowl, Inc. announced a historic $20 million
gift to The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s
Healthcare of Atlanta. The donation represents the largest
donation ever given by the Peach Bowl and one of the largest
ever received by Children’s.
The $20 million commitment will establish the Peach Bowl
LegACy Fund, which will be hyper-focused on funding clinical
Peach Bowl, Inc. CEO and President Gary Stokan presents Clemson
head coach Dabo Swinney with a $75,000 check at this year’s
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament.
drug trials for the most promising new drugs and treatment
options for children fighting cancer.
The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl has made a strong commitment to
helping Atlanta students further their secondary education.
The Bowl’s Endowed Scholarship Program – created in 2007
– is funded by additional $100,000 gifts to the universities
participating in each year’s Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl game. In 2011,
the program was expanded to include schools that compete for the
$800,000 scholarship purse in the annual Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Challenge charity golf tournament. These donations are used to
In 2017, Peach Bowl, Inc. joined forces with the Atlanta Football Host
Committee, Chick-fil-A Foundation and College Football Playoff Foundation
to create a partnership with Atlanta Public Schools to help improve early
childhood literacy among kindergarten through fifth grade students.
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