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Football icon Peyton Manning to speak at ADA 2017

Legendary quarterback to share accomplishments on, off the field

October 18, 2017

By David Burger


Distinguished Speaker: Legendary quarterback Peyton Manning is this year's guest at the ADA Distinguished Speaker Series. Mr. Manning will speak 5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday.
The ADA Distinguished Speaker Series at the annual meeting will feature legendary quarterback Peyton Manning.

"Peyton Manning is one of the greatest athletes of our time," said Dr. Gary L. Roberts, ADA president, announcing Mr. Manning as speaker. "But not only is he a great athlete — he is also an amazing man whose life off the field defines sportsmanship and good character, from his support to the Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent in Indianapolis to his membership in the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet. To hear him tell his story of perseverance, grit and success is a can't-miss opportunity for those who attend ADA 2017."

Mr. Manning will speak Friday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Attendees who participate in the Hall Happy Hour from 4-5 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall will receive access into the Distinguished Speaker Series before doors open to the general audience.

Manning 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 $12 million of impact to at-risk youth through its grants and programs since its inception.

The ADA Distinguished Speaker Series annually presents renowned personalities with notable careers and accomplishments. The Distinguished Speaker Series is presented by ACT Oral Care.