Peyton Manning $24,800 To Benefit Charity Foundation For AFC Championship Game
January 20, 2014
Peyton Manning is heading to his third Super Bowl. He also made $24,800 for his charity during the AFC Championship Game. Eight businesses will donate the money to "The Peyback Foundation" after they committed to donate a combined $800 for each time he said the word "Omaha" at the line of scrimmage. Manning said "Omaha" 31 times during Sunday's game against the New England Patriots.
The promotion with the chamber of commerce started after last week's game against the San Diego Chargers, when Manning said "Omaha" 44 times.
The Peyback Foundation has a mission of promoting success among disadvantaged kids. In 2012, the last year in which the charity's filings are public, the Peyback Foundation raised $1.6 million and donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to youth organzations in Indiana, Tennessee and Louisiana. Manning himself is listed as president of the foundation, his father Archie is treasurer and secretary and his wife Ashley is vice president. WATCH
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Peyton Manning's foundation for at-risk youth, PeyBack Foundation will receive a $500 contribution for every time the Denver Broncos' quarterback shouts "Omaha" during the AFC Championship Game. Manning said "Omaha" 44 times in last week's game. The same number against the Patriots would be worth $22,000 to his foundation. Watch