Aflac is the brand new title sponsor of the FBS faculty soccer Kickoff Recreation, it was announced Wednesday.
The sport, which was first contested in 2008, will function ACC foes Louisville and Georgia Tech within the 2023 version. That recreation is slated for a 7:30 (Jap) kickoff on Friday, Sept. 1. ESPN will carry the occasion on its linear and streaming channels.
“We couldn’t have requested for a greater companion than Aflac for our annual Kickoff Video games over Labor Day weekend,” mentioned Peach Bowl, Inc. CEO and President Gary Stokan. “Whether or not it’s Aflac’s long-standing involvement with collegiate athletics or our shared historical past and keenness for charitable giving, we really feel like it is a completely aligned partnership between two organizations who wish to leverage faculty soccer to make a constructive impression in our neighborhood.”
Aflac, a supplemental insurance coverage firm, was based in 1955. The corporate’s headquarters are in Columbus, Ga. — simply over 100 miles from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in downtown Atlanta.
“Aflac is proud to function title sponsor of the Kickoff Recreation Sept. 1, as we begin Childhood Most cancers and Sickle Cell Consciousness months to showcase the unbelievable work completed day-after-day on the Aflac Most cancers and Blood Problems Heart of Kids’s Healthcare of Atlanta,” mentioned Virgil Miller, president, Aflac U.S. “We pioneered the introduction of most cancers insurance coverage in 1957 and stay dedicated to serving to help our policyholders after they want us most, making a tangible distinction within the communities we serve.”
Chick-fil-A, the prior sponsor of the competition, will stay concerned with Peach Bowl, Inc. The corporate will proceed its sponsorship of the Peach Bowl recreation, which it has held since 1997.
Future Aflac Kickoff Video games
- 2023 – Louisville vs. Georgia Tech (Sept. 1)
- 2024 – Clemson vs. Georgia (Aug. 31)
- 2025 – Tennessee vs. Syracuse (Aug. 30)
- 2025 – South Carolina vs. Virginia Tech (Aug. 31 or Sept. 1)