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University of Virginia Graduates Catch Footballs and Wisdom From Peyton Manning

Quote Highlights:

“The choices in front of each of you are only as restrictive as you allow them to be.”

“Some people who never made the leap…will tell you that today is the divide between childhood and adulthood– between fantasy and the real world. They’ll tell you that it’s time to get serious because the real world is a cruel place, one in which you need to play by adult rules. Well, I disagree. If the real world isn’t kind to newcomers, it’s because the people in it choose to be unkind. You and your future co-workers have the ability to change that.”

“The sheer number of you creates a gigantic opportunity to change the workplace as we know it. Shake it up. Be the ones to open the shutters and let a little fresh air in. And while you’re at it, make the workplace a more civil place to be. You have the power to influence change in so many ways that have never existed before. Make kindness a priority, not a blurred line.”

“You’re the generation that can put ethics and values back in vogue again. You’re the generation that can challenge leaders in business, government and other professions to make decisions based not solely on the bottom line, but also what’s good for your community, and others halfway around the globe.”

“Work to find new solutions to old problems. Think outside the perimeters that restrict other peoples’ thoughts. Just because you’re a novice on the job, just because you haven’t faced the same challenges, just because you haven’t climbed the same cliffs, doesn’t mean that you can’t contribute to solutions in very significant ways.”

Watch the full speech here!

MANNING FOUNDATION TO EARN $500 FOR EVERY ‘OMAHA’ - Peyton Manning’s foundation for at-risk youth will receive a $500 contribution for every time the Denver Broncos’ quarterback shouts “Omaha” during the AFC championship game.

Manning brought national attention to Nebraska’s largest city with his loud “Omaha” pre-snap calls during the Broncos’ playoff win over San Diego last weekend.

Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce president and CEO David Brown announced Thursday that five Omaha-based companies are combining to donate $500 to Manning’s “Peyback Foundation” each time he shouts “Omaha” in Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots.

Manning said “Omaha” 44 times in last week’s game. The same number against the Patriots would be worth $22,000 to his foundation.

The participating companies are ConAgra Foods, First National Bank of Omaha, Mutual of Omaha, Omaha Steaks and Union Pacific Railroad. (Photo: Associated Press)

MANNING’S CHARITY TO GET 24,800 FOR HIS ‘OMAHAS’

Peyton Manning’s foundation for at-risk youth will receive a $24,800 donation for all the times he shouted “Omaha” during the AFC championship game Sunday.

The donations were organized by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce after Manning’s 44 pre-snap “Omaha” calls during the Denver Broncos win over San Diego received national attention.

Eight Omaha companies combined to donate $800 to Manning’s “Peyback Foundation” for every time he yelled “Omaha” during the Broncos’ victory over the New England Patriots.

Chamber officials say Manning yelled about Nebraska’s largest city 31 times Sunday.

The participating companies are ConAgra Foods, First National Bank of Omaha, Mutual of Omaha, Omaha Steaks, Cox Communications, CenturyLink, Union Pacific railroad and DJ’s Dugout Sports Bar & Grill. (Photo: Charlie Riedel/Associated Press)