November 26, 2014

Omaha businesses ready to pony up money for Manning

The Omaha business community including ConAgra Foods, First National Bank of Omaha, Mutual of Omaha, Omaha Steaks and Union Pacific, have pledged to donate to Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s “Peyback Foundation” – a combined $500 from this collective of companies – every time the standout QB says “Omaha” during Sunday’s playoff game against the New England Patriots.

Last  Sunday during the AFC Divisional Manning shouted the word “Omaha” on at least 40 plays,  inspiring the Omaha business community to come up with their idea to help his charity.

“Omaha is a city filled with philanthropic MVPs. It’s no surprise our business leaders would take this ball and run with it. We’re pulling for a lot of Manning snaps on Sunday, a lot of ‘Omahas,’ and a lot of money for the kids helped by his foundation,” said David G. Brown, president and CEO of the Greater Omaha Chamber.

Brown and Omaha Steaks leaders will be featured in a segment about Manning and the Omaha “shout-outs” on ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19. The Broncos and the Patriots kick off three hours later on CBS.