Saturday, future Hall of Fame QB Peyton Manning spoke to attendees of the 2013 Collaborate Marketplace Event, held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Attended by approximately 1,200 corporate meeting planners, the three-day conference is a gathering of event professionals and destinations from throughout the nation. The Denver Broncos signal caller headlined the conference, along with “Project Runway” host Tim Gunn and Grammy Award- winning artist John Legend.
Manning spoke regarding a variety of topics, including his record-setting career (spent mostly with the Indianapolis Colts) and the PeyBack Grant Foundation, the Tennessee alum’s organization that will distribute approximately $581,000 to more than 90 youth-based community groups in Colorado, Indiana, Tennessee and Louisiana, during 2013.
After the conclusion of his remarks, the 37-year-old New Orleans native interacted with some of those present, while also taking a few minutes to pose for photos with many very excited football fans. Our tipster (pictured above) noted that Manning was an incredibly nice guy, who provided ample time to anyone who was interested in spending some time with him.
Is it any wonder that Peyton Manning stands as one of the most successful pitchmen in history? Despite earning more than $100 million (on and off the field), during his 15-season career, Manning possesses an unbelievable ability to relate with the public. Whether it is via a television screen, or in person, Manning understands PR as well as any public figure in history.