South Carolina Football: Shane Beamer golfing for a good cause

South Carolina football coach Shane Beamer again will participate in the Southern Company Peach Bowl Challenge.
South Carolina football coach Shane Beamer
South Carolina football coach Shane Beamer / Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

For the second year in a row, South Carolina football coach Shane Beamer is going to be spending the end of April working to earn money for a good cause.

The 2024 Southern Company Peach Bowl Challenge Gold Tournament is April 28th through April 30th, and Beamer will join 22 other coaches to compete for a $300,000 purse for charity. Former South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier, who hired Beamer as an assistant with the Gamecocks back in 2007, will also participate. Beamer will be playing for the Beamer Family Foundation.

Each coach is partnered with another in a two-man scramble team (though, how exactly that will work with 23 coaches in unclear). Stableford scoring will be used. Pairings will be announced prior to the one-day tournament.

The projected participants, their current or former schools, and their charities are listed below:

  • Shane Beamer (South Carolina Gamecocks; The Beamer Family Foundation)
  • Steve Spurrier (Duke Blue Devils, Florida Gators, South Carolina Gamecocks; HBC Foundation)
  • Manny Diaz (Duke Blue Devils; Durham Public School Foundation)
  • Dave Doeren (NC State Wolfpack; One Pack Empowered)
  • Eli Drinkwitz (Missouri Tigers; CarePortal)
  • Randy Edsall (Maryland Terrapins, UConn Huskies; Edsall Family Foundation)
  • PJ Fleck (Minnesota Golden Gophers; Row the Boat @ Masonic Children's Hospital)
  • Hugh Freeze (Auburn Tigers; For Others Collective)
  • Chan Gailey (Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets; Fellowship of Christian Athletes-Georgia Region)
  • Jim Grobe (Ohio Bobcats, Wake Forest Demon Deacons, Baylor Bears; Fisher DeBerry Foundation)
  • Paul Johnson (Navy Midshipmen, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets; Paul and Susan Johnson Foundation)
  • Brent Key (Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets; Juvenil Diabetes Research Foundation)
  • Dan Lanning (Oregon Ducks; OHSU Foundation-Knight Cancer Institute)
  • Urban Meyer (Bowling Green Falcons, Utah Utes, Florida Gators, Ohio State Buckeyes; Urban and Shelley Meyer Family Foundation)
  • Jeff Monken (Army Black Knights; Lauren's First and Goal)
  • Dan Mullen (Mississippi State Bulldogs, Florida Gators; Mullen Family 36 Foundation)
  • Pat Narduzzi (Pittsburgh Panthers; UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh)
  • Rick Neuheisel (Colorado Buffaloes, Washington Huskies, UCLA Bruins; Lord Wedgwood Charity)
  • Mike Norvell (Florida State Seminoles; Keep Climbing Family Foundation)
  • Houston Nutt (Boise State Broncos, Arkansas Razorbacks, Ole Miss Rebels; Chickasaw Foundation)
  • Tom O'Brien (Boston College Eagles, NC State Wolfpack; National Medal of Honor Leadership and Education Center)
  • Kirby Smart (Georgia Bulldogs; The Kirby Smart Family Foundation)
  • Tommy Tuberville (Ole Miss Rebels, Auburn Tigers, Texas Tech Red Raiders, Cincinnati Bearcats; Tommy Tuberville Foundation)

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