The Opening Ceremonies is sure to be a winning touchdown for everyone in attendance at the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) in January as legendary quarterback Peyton Manning takes center stage.
During the 2015-16 NFL season, you watched him lead the Denver Broncos to a 24 – 10 win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50—making him the first quarterback in NFL history to win a Super Bowl with two different teams. (His other victory occurred in Super Bowl XLI with the Indianapolis Colts.) At IBS 2017’s Opening Ceremonies, he’ll share his thoughts about his career and what it takes to be a leader as well as a top athlete while still giving back to the community.
Taking the Offensive on Career & Community
A native of New Orleans, Manning is an impressive and admirable athlete whose focus on hard work and dedication to refining his skills began at a young age. He attended Isidore Newman High School where he was named Gatorade Circle of Champions National Player of the Year and Columbus (Ohio) Touchdown Club National Offensive Player of the Year as a senior.
At the University of Tennessee, he epitomized the term “student-athlete” by claiming 43 records at the school, conference and national levels while still graduating with Phi Beta Kappa honors.
Manning’s NFL career is remarkable. He is the NFL’s only five-time Most Valuable Player (MVP) and a 14-time Pro Bowl selection—earning his place among the greatest quarterbacks in league history as the active leader in nearly every statistical passing category.
As impressive as his football career is, Manning is dedicated to his work off the field, too. He serves as a member of the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet and the Pat Summit Foundation Advisory Board.
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. The PeyBack Foundation has provided more than $10 million in grants and programs to at-risk youth since its inception.
Additionally, he continues to maintain a strong relationship with St. Vincent’s Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, which in 2007 was renamed the “Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent.”
On and off the football field, Manning is an inspiration to many for his dedication to athleticism, youth and his community. Make it a point to catch his insightful remarks during the Opening Ceremonies. Register for IBS today.