Saban, Sloan will golf to win scholarship money for Bama

Posted by Tom Ensey -  email

Greensboro, Ga. (April 16, 2010) – Alabama's Nick Saban and five other coaches of the year, including Steve Spurrier, Frank Beamer, Paul Johnson, Jim Grobe, Ralph Friedgen and others will team up with former professional and collegiate athletes to compete for $400,000 in scholarship money at the annual Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament April 27.

Saban and former Bama running back Johnny Musso teamed up last year and posted a score of -10 -- good for a third-place tie and earned $37,500 in scholarship donations for the University of Alabama.

Saban will join former Tide quarterback and athletic director Steve Sloan this year. Sloan, who played quarterback at UA from 1962-65, is also well known in the world of college athletics for his years as a head football coach and athletic director.

The nation's celebrity golf event will be held at Reynolds Plantation resort on Lake Oconee outside Atlanta. Over the past three years, the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge has provided more than $1.3 million in scholarship and charity to its participating universities.