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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, May 09, 2018 11:00 pm

Notre Dame football coach earns share of $50,000 for his foundation

DYLAN SINN | The Journal Gazette

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly and alumnus Jimmy Dunne, an investment banker, finished in sixth place with a 7-under at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge, four strokes behind Ole Miss coach Matt Luke and his Rebels celebrity partner Wesley Walls. The sixth-place finish netted Kelly and Dunne $50,000, which will be split between the Kelly Cares Foundation and a scholarship fund at Notre Dame.

The Peach Bowl Challenge paired 11 football football coaches with celebrities from their schools and handed out a total of $650,000 to charities chosen by the coaches and scholarships for the schools. It was the first year Kelly had participated in the event, while Ole Miss's team won it for the third straight year.

The Kelly Cares Foundation was founded in 2008 and gives "resources to improve healthcare and education", according to a press release. The Foundation has donated more than $4 million since it opened.