Manning foundation netting $42,500 for 2 'Omahas'
Nebraska's largest city was in the national spotlight recently as a result of Manning's use of "Omaha" as a code word when he calls an audible before the ball is snapped. To say thanks for the shout-outs and free publicity, the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce coordinated a fundraising effort for Manning's foundation for at-risk youth.
The chamber said Monday that 17 local businesses agreed to donate $2,500 each for a Super Bowl total of $42,500. Eight businesses also donated $24,800 for Manning's 31 "Omahas" in the AFC championship game.
The "PeyBack Foundation" is receiving a total of $67,300.
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