WELCOME FROM PEACH BOWL, INC.
It is our honor to welcome you to the 2019 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl!
On behalf of our Board of Trustees, Bowl volunteers, and staff, we are thrilled you have joined us in Atlanta for the
52nd rendition of one of America’s great bowl game traditions during college football’s 150th anniversary season.
2019 was another year of growth and great achievement for Peach Bowl, Inc. and its family of events.
In April, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament featured 12 university teams and distributed
$831,080 in scholarship and charitable donations.
Now in its 12th year, this season’s Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game between Alabama and Duke represented the seventhstraight
sellout for the game and its 12th sellout since the game was created in 2008.
In September during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Peach Bowl, Inc. maintained its status as the most charitable
bowl organization in the country, donating a historic $20 million gift to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. This represents
the largest donation ever given by the Bowl and will be used to fight childhood cancer with the establishment of the
Peach Bowl LegACy Fund.
As for the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, the road to the National Championship once again comes through Atlanta this year
as we host our second College Football Playoff Semifinal. We’re honored to host No. 4 Oklahoma and No. 1 LSU here
in the “Capital of College Football,” as both teams face off with the chance to march on to glory with a berth in the
College Football Playoff National Championship.
Both of the teams we host today deserve to be here following successful seasons thanks to the leadership of their
coaches, the skill 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 in the years to come.
Enjoy the game!
With an attitude of gratitude,
Bob Somers Gary Stokan
Chairman CEO & President
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