March, 28 2018
Peach Bowl Commits $8 million to College Football Hall of Fame
Total investment reaches $13 million since 2010.
ATLANTA (March 28, 2018) – Peach Bowl, Inc. has committed an additional $8 million to elevate its financial support of the College Football Hall of Fame and extend its partnership with the Hall for the next 10 years.
The $8 million donation brings the Peach Bowl’s total investment in the Hall of Fame to $13 million. Peach Bowl, Inc. originally invested $5 million in the Hall in 2010.
The College Football Hall of Fame is now the single largest beneficiary in the Bowl’s philanthropic efforts as college football’s most charitable bowl game. An investment on this level is evidence of the Peach Bowl’s comprehensive and significant support of the Hall and of its role in helping make Atlanta the Capital of College Football.
“We are deeply committed to the long term growth and success of the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta,” said Gary Stokan, CEO and president of Peach Bowl, Inc. “We had the original vision and led the effort to bring the Hall here, and now continue that leadership position in elevating our relationship to help the Hall of Fame grow and prosper into the future.”
As the original recruiter and founding partner for the Hall’s relocation to Atlanta, Peach Bowl, Inc. is now the first original building sponsor to renew its sponsorship of the Hall of Fame and increase its involvement.
“The College Football Hall of Fame is an integral part of what solidifies Atlanta as the ‘College Football Capital,’” said Percy Vaughn, Peach Bowl, Inc. chairman. “We felt this was an ideal opportunity to hold true to our mission of giving back to both the community and the sport of college football as a whole.”
“We are truly grateful for the continued support of the Peach Bowl, and its commitment to the future success of the College Football Hall of Fame,” said Dennis Adamovich, CEO of the College Football Hall of Fame. “As a founding partner that was instrumental in our move and rebuild in Atlanta, the Peach Bowl continues to provide the foundation for our organization to grow. We look forward to the new experiences this extended partnership will provide.”
Part of the new financial investment will be allocated for refurbishment of the Hall’s indoor playing field. The area will now be called Peach Bowl Field and will include an enhanced Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Skill Zone fan activity. Other resources will allow for additional exhibits related to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, and will provide for the creation of new college football-themed events at the facility throughout the year. One such new initiative, Peach Bowl FootballFest, will feature a college football-themed fan experience centered around the Hall of Fame that will kick off the college football season leading into the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game and the season’s opening weekend.
About Peach Bowl, Inc.:
Peach Bowl, Inc. operates the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, one of the New Year’s Six Bowls selected to host the College Football Playoff. This past season, the Peach Bowl celebrated its Golden Season, including its 50-year history of traditions and successes as the nation’s ninth-oldest bowl organization. The Bowl has earned a reputation as one of the most competitive bowls in the country, with 54 percent of its games being decided by a touchdown or less. Peach Bowl, Inc. has disbursed $240.5 million in team payouts over its 50-year history. Peach Bowl, Inc. also leads all other bowl game organizations in charitable and scholarship contributions, giving more than $30.3 million to organizations in need since 2002. Peach Bowl, Inc. also runs the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament, manages The Dodd Trophy national coach of the year award and led the relocation and financial foundation of the College Football Hall of Fame to Atlanta. For more information, visit Chick-fil-APeachBowl.com or follow us on Twitter at @CFAPeachBowl and find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/CFAPeachBowl.
About Atlanta Hall Management & the College Football Hall of Fame:
The College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience is a 94,256-square-foot attraction located in the heart of Atlanta's sports, entertainment and tourism district. Adjacent to the Georgia World Congress Center and Centennial Olympic Park, the Hall provides visitors with a highly immersive, interactive and engaging experience using a blend of historic college football artifacts and state-of-the-art, interactive multimedia exhibits. The National Football Foundation (NFF) launched the Hall in 1951 to stand as one of the nation's premier sports shrines, immortalizing the game’s greatest players and coaches as positive role models for future generations. Atlanta Hall Management, Inc., partnered with the NFF to construct and operate the Hall of Fame attraction, which provides a platform for community outreach, education and character development initiatives, as well as serves as one of Atlanta’s premier special event spaces. For more information, please visit www.cfbhall.com.