Freeze, Tuohy Help Chick-fil-A Bowl Raise Big Dollars For Charity

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Hugh Freeze (photo by Paul Abell-Abell Images; Chick-fil-A Bowl)
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Hugh Freeze (photo by Paul Abell-Abell Images; Chick-fil-A Bowl)
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May 1, 2012

GREENSBORO, Ga. – Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze teamed up with former hoops star Sean Tuohy at the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge golf tournament, which ended Tuesday and raised $763,000 toward scholarships and charities.

The Ole Miss duo won $20,000 for scholarship funds by finishing in a tie for eighth place at 6-under par with Tennessee, South Carolina, Miami and North Carolina in the 15-team field.

Georgia Tech won the tournament at 10-under par.

“Our congratulations go out to team Georgia Tech for a great victory today. Coach Johnson and Jon Barry really brought their ‘A’ game today,” said Gary Stokan, Chick-fil-A Bowl president and CEO. “We were all blessed to have so many great universities represented out here today and we feel fortunate to be in a position to help deliver more than $750,000 in scholarship and charity through this year’s Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge.”

On Monday, Freeze placed second in the coaches' Long Drive Competition. With a distance of 276.3 yards, Freeze finished only behind Miami’s Al Golden, who defended his 2011 title with a length of 303 yards.

The Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge is the country’s premier head coach and celebrity charity golf event featuring NCAA head coaches and former athletes and celebrities from the same school competing against their rivals for a share of a $520,000 scholarship purse.

In addition to the $520,000 scholarship purse, another $243,000 was generated for charitable organizations.

For more information on the event, visit Chick-fil-ABowlChallenge.com.

About the Chick-fil-A Bowl
The Chick-fil-A Bowl is the ninth-oldest bowl game in the country and hosts the longest-running rivalry series between the ACC and SEC. Now in its 45th year, the Chick-fil-A Bowl has established itself as one of the nation's elite bowl games with a string of 15 consecutive sellouts and has earned a reputation as one of the most competitive bowls in the nation. The Chick-fil-A Bowl has disbursed more than $110 million in team payouts during its 44-year history and has increased team payout every year since 1996. The Bowl also leads all other bowl games in charitable and scholarship contributions, giving more than $13 million to organizations in need since 2002. Other events under the Chick-fil-A Bowl brand include the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge head coach and celebrity golf event and the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game season-opening game over Labor Day weekend which will host two games to open the 2012 season for the first time in its history.

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