Dan Lanning to tee off for OHSU Foundation’s Knight Cancer Institute

Oregon head coach Dan Lanning leads practice with the Oregon Ducks.
Oregon head coach Dan Lanning leads practice with the Oregon Ducks. / Ben Lonergan/The Register-Guard / USA

Oregon’s head coach Dan Lanning has become a beloved feature of Saturdays at Autzen Stadium.

From his attention-grabbing pregame speeches to his team’s winning ways, Lanning has already cemented his place with the Ducks.

Football isn’t the only sport that Lanning takes pride in – the Ducks’ head coach is also a relatively avid golfer.

While Lanning may be stuck with just four golf course options in Eugene; including Laurelwood and Oakway, he has been invited to participate in the 2024 Southern Company Peach Bowl Challenge.

Lanning is just one of 23 former and current college football coaches who will compete for a share of the $300,000 prize money – all of it going to the charity of their choice.

The charitable foundation that Lanning has selected is OHSU Foundation’s Knight Cancer Institute, based up the road in Portland.

Lanning’s former boss and current Georgia head coach Kirby Smart will also be teeing off at the tournament. Urban Meyer, who recently visited Eugene for Oregon’s Coaches Clinic, will also be in attendance.

This will be Lanning’s first-ever appearance in the charitable event but it will be the 17th annual Southern Company Peach Bowl Challenge.

So far, the event has raised $2.9 million for various charities and foundations over the years. Since its inception in 2007, a total of $9.3 million has gone to scholarships and charities.

The 2024 Southern Company Peach Bowl Challenge will take place on April 28-30 at Reynolds Lake Oconee, just outside of Atlanta.

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