AKRON, Ohio – On Thursday, July 11, 2024, the Kaulig Companies Championship, PGA TOUR Champions and Northern Ohio Golf Charities Foundation will recognize Pro Football Hall of Fame member Peyton Manning as the 2024 recipient of the Ambassador of Golf Award. The award – which benefits the Northern Ohio Golf Charities Foundation – honors a person who has fostered the ideals of the game on an international level and whose concerns for others extends beyond the golf course.
“It is a privilege to be named as the recipient of this award,” said Manning. “To see my name listed alongside the many distinguished individuals who have won this before me is a tremendous honor. I’ve been able to see the impact that golf can have in a community and opportunities that we have to make a difference in people’s lives. This award is an encouragement to continue making a difference through the game of golf.”
Manning is receiving this award thanks to his continued efforts as a champion for the game of golf, while remaining committed to making a difference through charitable initiatives. Manning served as the Honorary Chairman of the 2023 U.S. Amateur Golf Championship, held at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills, Colorado. He has also participated in The Match: Champions for Charity in May of 2020, partnering with Tiger Woods to face off against Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson, in an event that raised over $20 million towards coronavirus relief efforts. Then, in November 2020, Manning paired up with NBA star and 2023 Ambassador of Golf Stephen Curry for The Match: Champions for Change, a charity event against NBA Hall of Fame forward Charles Barkley and Mickelson that raised money for historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Manning also plays in the Workday Memorial Pro-Am each year.