Friday, October 28, 2011

Wilner, Barry. Peyton Manning.

Wilner, Barry. Peyton Manning.
Enslow 2011 48p 23.93
Sports Stars Who Care VG

“ Examines the life and career of Peyton Manning, a quarterback with the Indianapolis Colts football team, and discusses his charitable work. Geared toward students in grades three through six, this short biography on Peyton Manning examines his life and career as a National Football League (NFL) player in an easy-to-understand manner. Students who love football and reading about sports stars will appreciate learning about Peyton’s love of football and his career as a high school and college football player leading up to his professional career in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts. Peyton’s skills as a quarterback are examined and he helped his team win a Super Bowl and over the course of seven years, he has helped the Colts go from the bottom of the league to the top. In addition to game plays and statistics, students gain an understanding of Peyton’s role in the community, as he believed in paying back others he started a charitable organization called the PeyBack Foundation after his second year in the NFL. The PeyBack Foundation supports children and youth groups in Indiana, Tennessee, and Louisiana. His foundation helps children and youth get services, tickets to games, groceries, and other things to help them grow and to enrich their life experiences. When Katrina hit many Louisiana homes, Peyton assisted in helping the victims of this terrible storm.

Includes color photographs, career statistics, how to contact him, a words to know section, recommended books and websites, and an index. Each title in this series examines a sports figure while emphasizing some of the charitable work done by these sports players. Players include David Wright, Peyton Manning, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Kevin Garnett , Lebron James, and Tom Brady . Would make a good addition to an elementary school collection. Would be useful for biography reports and for casual reading. Forba-Mayer, Charleen

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