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.