Peyton Manning makes another big donation

AP

Last month, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning pledged $500,000 to aid the Pat Summitt Foundation in its work to combat Alzheimer’s Disease but that wasn’t the end of his giving for 2013.

Manning’s PeyBack Foundation is donating $581,000 to children’s organizations in four states close to Manning’s heart. He grew up in Louisiana, went to college in Tennessee and has played professional football in Indiana and Colorado.

“The mission and work of the PeyBack Foundation is something we are very passionate about,” Manning said in a statement. “We are pleased to add Colorado to our giving cycle and are proud of the positive impact that so many youth-based organizations in this state, as well as in Indiana, Tennessee and Louisiana, have on our communities.”

The donations are made to organizations promoting leadership growth and opportunities for at-risk children in the four states. Manning’s foundation has made more than $6.5 million in donations to such organizations since it was founded.

As we were reminded with Friday’s news of a slight change to Manning’s contract, the quarterback stands to make a great deal of money in the next couple of years. It’s nice to know that some of that money will go to help others as well.

25 responses to “Peyton Manning makes another big donation

  1. Stand up guy! Happy to have him in colorado. Very sad us as people will focus on him tweeking his contract without a pay cut today rather him helping the community

  2. Pats fan who takes the utmost pleasure in beating Peyton on the field.

    But I am rooting for him off the field when he does things like this.

  3. His commercials every 2 minutes are annoying, but in the end PM is a pretty classy guy who has put in the work and kept is nose clean. Much nice to hear about things like this than Titus Young getting arrested again.

  4. What a class act and an example for other players to follow. While other players are blowing their cash on sports cars and mansions, Manning is thinking of others…shows his humility…great guy!

  5. Oh wow…so generous. Let’s see, $6.5 million since the organization was founded, probably many many years ago. And he’s making $18 million a year. Yeah, he’s a real humanitarian.

  6. Say what you want about him, but the guy is very generous and involved in every community he’s been in. They named a childrens hospital after him in Indy after it was rumored that he privately donated an estimated $5 Million to them. Good stuff.

  7. Charitable donations always mean more if you don’t release statements advertising how generous you are. King of self-serving if you ask me. Would’ve been nice had he just done it without using it to boost his Q rating.

  8. It’ll be a sad day for all football fans when Peyton retires. Classy guy, this is how an athlete needs to act as a role model.

  9. I’m sorry, aren’t we supposed to be bashing him for making a PUBLIC donation to charity? After all, thats what happened to Danny Amendola when he pledged to the Boston Marathon charities.

  10. Um hello? He didn’t make the donation, his FOUNDATION made the donation. What would really make this a good story is if it was revealed that all the money in the foundation was donated by him (highly unlikely). But the fact that he has established a foundation to assist worthy causes is commendable. Just don’t like how the media is making it sound like he personally coughed up all that coin from his own pockets, he didn’t.

  11. The foundation made the donation. That money is not Manning’s money but the foundation’s money but since they put their name on it they think it’s their money.

  12. There’s a lot of people who would have kept the money. Or spent the money.

    Manning is an awesome dude.

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