April 4, 2024    
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


University Plaza Convention Center
333 John Q. Hammons Parkway, Springfield, MO, 65806

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University Plaza Convention Center
Thursday, April 4th, 2024
Two-Time Super Bowl-Winning Quarterback, Five-Time NFL MVP & Member of the Pro Football HOF

Legendary quarterback Peyton Manning, the NFL’s only five-time Most Valuable Player and a 14-time Pro Bowl selection, has earned his place among the greatest quarterbacks in league history as one of the leaders in nearly every statistical passing category. A first-ballot selection, Manning was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021.

The honor marked his fifth Hall of Fame honor – the others being the Louisiana, Tennessee, Colorado Sports Halls of Fame, and the College Football Hall of Fame.

In January 2016, Peyton led the Denver Broncos to a 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, making him the first starting quarterback in NFL history to win a Super Bowl with two different teams. In early 2020, Manning was named to the NFL’s 100 All-Time Team, one of only 10 quarterbacks to earn a spot on this iconic list.

The first overall selection of the 1998 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts, Peyton retired in 2016 having held numerous records, including the most career touchdown passes in league history in addition to ranking first all-time in completions and passing yards. He was a seven-time First Team All-Pro by the Associated Press, and no NFL quarterback had ever had more playoff appearances or 300-yard passing games when he retired.

During his first 14 NFL seasons with the Colts, Manning set club records in nearly every career passing category. He led the franchise to its first World Championship in 36 years during the 2006 season, earning MVP honors in the Colts’ 29-17 win over the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI.

During his time at the University of Tennessee, Peyton epitomized the term “student-athlete.” He claimed 43 records at the school, conference and national level and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He led Tennessee to the 1997 SEC Championship as a senior and earned consensus All-America honors. He later earned the Sullivan Award for the nation’s top amateur athlete based on character, leadership, athletic ability and the ideals of amateurism.

He endows the Peyton Manning Scholarship at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville, awarding four-year scholarships to four incoming freshmen each year. To date, there have been 45 scholarships.

He has also received numerous awards for his philanthropic work and was honored as the recipient of the Byron “Whizzer” White Humanitarian Award and the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2005, the Bart Starr Award in 2015, and the Lincoln Medal in 2017.

Peyton is a longtime supporter of The Pat Summitt Foundation, a non-profit with a mission to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. In 2012, Manning joined The Pat Summitt Foundation Advisory Board and co-chairs several fundraising events throughout the year. He also sits on the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet – lending a hand during disaster relief.

He and his wife, Ashley, established the PeyBack Foundation in 1999 to promote the future success of disadvantaged youth by assisting programs that provide leadership and growth opportunities for children at risk. Since its inception, the PeyBack Foundation has provided millions of dollars through its grants and programs. In 2020, through the PeyBack Foundation, Manning endowed a total of nine (9) scholarships at three (3) HBCU schools in Tennessee and five (5) in Louisiana. Manning is a champion for the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent (Indiana); serving as an ambassador, advocate and fundraiser. Peyton and Ashley co-chair the signature fundraising event for the hospital each spring, which raises money to expand and enhance departments and services offered.

These days, Manning owns Omaha Productions, an entertainment company that, in partnership with ESPN, launched Monday Night Football with Peyton & Eli. It’s a Monday Night Football simulcast.

Manning and his family reside in Colorado.

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