Peyton’s shoes to be auctioned to benefit Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent in Indianapolis
INDIANAPOLIS — NFL players are committed to charity this week, and the Manning brothers are joining in.
(NOTE: The story in the video player above is from a September 2021 report on Morristown’s Quinton Batton.)
Players and coaches wore specially designed cleats during Week 13 matches as part of the annual “My Cause My Cleats” campaign. The shoes will later be collected and auctioned through NFL Charities to raise money for the players’ individual charities.
The goodwill was not limited to those on the field.
Monday night, during “Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli,” the Manning brothers showed off shoes they’d designed for charities that mattered to them.
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Peyton showed off shoes designed by patients at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent in Indianapolis. Kids ages 7 to 17 had a hand in decorating the kicks of the former Colts quarterback, which he said he will sign and put up for auction in favor of the hospital.
Eli and Peyton showing off their #MyCauseMyCleats on the ManningCast ❤️ pic.twitter.com/ABgpQPMxEt
— NFL (@NFL) December 7, 2021
The shoes also feature a special tribute to a central Indiana basketball star battling leukemia.
A yellow “33” in front of an orange ribbon honored Morristown High School senior Quinton Batton, whose name was also written in the design.
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Batton will miss his senior basketball season, but he received support not only from his hometown, but also from communities in Hancock County.
“It’s still just a community of love. We talk about how God has brought all these people into our lives at different times. They may not be blood relatives, but they are family,” Quinton’s mother, Deena, told 13Sports director Dave Calabro. in Sept.
Eli Manning’s shoes on Monday’s show will benefit Tackle Kids Cancer, which funds childhood cancer research at Hackensack Meridian Health in New Jersey.