Super Bowl-winning quarterback Peyton Manning will be appearing at the Pentagon in Sioux Falls this summer on June 3rd to take part in the first ever South Dakota Sports Awards which will honor many high school athletes who have accomplished a lot over the last school year. At this event, more than 100 kids from 17 different sports will be nominated for these awards, and the top males and females in their event along with a coach recognition will be happening. It will be especially meaningful to have a current Super Bowl champion attend this ceremony, because the young people will have a chance to hear from and interact with someone in a extremely elite class of athletic abilities. There is no doubt that Manning will discuss his win at the big game this year, in addition to many of the other events in his professional NFL career.
The 14-time Pro Bowl champion was born in New Orleans and is the son of former professional NFL player, Archie Manning. His brother Eli is also a professional football player for the New York Giants, so it is needless to say that the talent runs in their family. Manning was first recognized for his abilities when he played the sport for the University of Tennessee, and he was the number one overall pick in the 1998 NFL draft where he was selected by the Indianapolis Colts. After 13 years with the team he was traded to the Denver Broncos where he still continues to excel.
Manning has been announced as the speaker for the inaugural South Dakota Sports Awards ceremony happening this summer, and it surely to be a meaningful experience for all of the nominees.