Knoxville, Tenn. – On Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 4:30 p.m., Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning will host a holiday party at Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley’s Moses Teen Center for 200 teens from Knox, Blount, and North Anderson Counties.
Due to pro football season being in session, Manning will not be able to attend, but he is sending each of the members a special gift package and providing pizza and drinks. Manning and the PeyBack Foundation have sponsored this event for the teen members for the past seven years.
The Moses Teen Center is located at 220 Carrick Street, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37921. The event will take place in the auditorium on the second floor.
“For the past seven years, Peyton Manning has brightened the holiday season by donating needed items as well as a pizza party for deserving members. Since his involvement as a summer staff member at the Boys & Girls Clubs many years ago, he realizes not only what impact he has had on our members, but also the impact that our members have had on him. We appreciate his loyalty to our organization and to our community,” said John D. Lee, President/CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley.
Manning’s relationship with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley goes back to his college days at the University of Tennessee. Manning is a former staff member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley, as he worked for two summers as a participant in the Athlete Reading Program. He was also the featured speaker at the 2006 Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame and Induction Ceremony, an annual event that benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley.
Interviews and photo opportunities may be arranged on site. For more information, call Anna Beth Meccia at (865) 232-1120 or Sarah Malak Pope at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF THE TENNESSEE VALLEY: The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley serves 5,600 children through 15 locations in Knox, Loudon, Blount and North Anderson Counties. On average, 1,200 youth, ranging from 5 to 17 years of age, walk through the Clubs’ doors daily. Programs at the Boys & Girls Clubs encourage youth to aspire to BE GREAT by increasing academic success, encouraging healthy lifestyles and developing productive citizens.