Legendary quarterback to speak at Augusta University

Archie Manning
Archie Manning

AUGUSTA, Ga. — National Football League icon Archie Manning will be the featured speaker for Augusta University’s Alumni Weekend Signature Event. The program will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in the Maxwell Theatre on the university’s Summerville Campus. The event will also serve to recognize the university’s presidential alumni award winners.

Manning is an award-winning author and quarterback whose athletic career includes two Pro Bowls. He was also inducted into the National College Football Hall of Fame.

Although he is known for his legendary football career and being the father of Super Bowl champs Peyton and Eli Manning, his humanitarian achievements transcend the field.

Each summer, Manning and his sons run the Manning Passing Academy for aspiring quarterbacks and he has hosted the Archie Manning Cystic Fibrosis benefit golf tournaments for 25 years.  He also serves as a commentator for CBS Sports’ college football broadcasts and assists in public relations and consulting capacities for a variety of companies such as Gatorade, Direct TV and Zurich.

Health Center Credit Union is the presenting sponsor for Augusta University’s Alumni Weekend. Tickets for the Signature Event are $10 for alumni and $15 for non-alumni. To purchase tickets, visit augusta.edu/alumniweekend. For additional information, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 706-737-1759.

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Danielle Harris is Senior Media Relations Coordinator at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-7511 or deharris1@augusta.edu.

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