• Peyton Manning to Headline 2019 Voices of Vision

  • Moorhead, Minn. (July 2, 2019) – NFL legend, philanthropist and entrepreneur Peyton Manning will bring his expertise and insights to the metro when he headlines The Chamber’s 10th annual Voices of Vision on Tuesday, November 5, from noon to 1:30 at the Sanford Health Athletic Complex.

    Manning knows how to build successful teams and overcome adversity. He shares his real-world tips on how others can adapt to change and come out on top. He’ll speak to the audience about how he creates a winning team culture and leads with passion. Then, a moderated Q&A will allow attendees to learn even more about his story and lessons in life and in business.

    A legendary quarterback, Manning is the NFL’s only five-time Most Valuable Player and a 14-time Pro Bowl selection. He has earned his place among the greatest quarterbacks in league history as one of the leaders in nearly every statistical passing category.

    Manning entered the NFL in 1998 with the Indianapolis Colts as the first overall draft pick. When he retired in 2016, Manning held numerous records including the most career touchdown passes in league history in addition to ranking first all-time in completions and passing yards. Named a first-team All-Pro selection by the Associated Press on seven occasions, no quarterback in NFL history had more playoff appearances or 300-yard passing games than Manning 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. In 2017, the Colts honored Manning by retiring his number 18 at Lucas Oil Stadium.

    He has also received numerous awards for his philanthropic work off the field 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.

    Manning is a longtime supporter of The Pat Summit Foundation, a non-profit with a mission to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. In 2012, Manning joined The Pat Summit 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. The PeyBack Foundation has provided more than $14 million of impact to disadvantaged youth through its grants and programs since its inception. 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.

    Manning hosts and writes the NFL version of Detail on ESPN+ and is the host and executive producer of Peyton’s Places, which is set to air in 2019 on ESPN+ with special compilation shows to air on ESPN and ABC to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the NFL. He balances these projects, while continuing his iconic commercials and various business partnerships.

    “We are thrilled to welcome Peyton Manning to Fargo for The Chamber’s biggest event of the year and our special anniversary celebration,” Chamber President & CEO Craig Whitney said. “This year, we pulled out all the stops to secure one of our most highly requested speakers year after year. Peyton is known as an amazing athlete and principled family and business man. We are confident that he will be incredible on the Voices of Vision stage.”

    Voices of Vision is an annual event designed to bring nationally recognized thought leaders to the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo area. This year’s presenting sponsor is Nodak Insurance. Tickets are available at fmwfchamber.com or by phone at 218.233.1100.

    About The Chamber
    The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce is a bi-state, regional federation of more than 2,100 private, public and non-profit member firms representing more than 109,000 people. The largest local chamber in North Dakota and Minnesota, The Chamber advocates for a strong metropolitan community and supports the interests of its members, which are located in Cass and Clay Counties and beyond.

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