One thing you may not know about the Broncos quarterback and future Hall of Fame member, is that he is a honorary Co-Chairman on the Pat Summitt Foundation. On top of that, Peyton and his wife Ashley just donated $500,000 to The Pat Summitt Foundation in order to help the Foundation’s vision of of defeating Alzheimer’s and building awareness. The announcement of the generous donation was made today and is available on the Foundation’s official website.
“I have such great respect and admiration for Coach Summitt as a mentor, coach and friend from my days as a Tennessee Volunteer and throughout my pro career,” Manning said. “I hope my role as Honorary Co-Chair can bring attention to the important mission of defeating Alzheimer’s through research for a cure, support services for patients and caregivers, and building education and awareness.
“Both Ashley and I believe it’s imperative we make our own personal contribution to advance this critical work in addition to serving in a volunteer capacity with the foundation. We are hopeful others will follow Pat’s lead and come to the aid of the more than five and a half million Americans impacted by this disease.”
It is hard to not applaud the efforts of the Manning’s, as not only financially will the donation make a difference, but the awareness brought just by attaching his name to the Foundation will be immense.