Peach Bowl Celebrates 50 Years

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Chip Harp | Valdosta Today Sports Feature Writer ATLANTA — Many of Georgia’s sports elite gathered at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta Tuesday night to celebrate 50 years of the Peach Bowl. More importantly, they gathered to acknowledge the impact the game has had supporting the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation and the fight on vision and hearing impairments. The game was founded as a fundraiser in 1967 by Lighthouse supporter George Crumbley. Today, the event acts as one of college football’s national and semi-final game sites. Proceeds go toward support for the programs of the Lighthouse including eye screenings, eye exams, glasses, surgeries, and hearing aids for uninsured and underserved Georgians. The event on Tuesday was emceed by 2001 College Football Hall of Fame inductee and Georgia football legend Kevin Butler, the first kicker inducted into the Hall. Butler gave Valdosta Today his perspective on the game, which this year will host the National

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