NFL’s Manning brothers write children’s book
Peyton and Eli Manning, two of the NFL's highest earning players, have teamed up with their father Archie, an ex-NFL star himself, to pen their first novel, a childrens' book entitled 'Family Huddle'.
Peyton Manning, quarterback at the Indianapolis Colts, is worth a reputed US$27.5 million a year. Meanwhile, his brother Eli, quarterback for the New York Giants, is currently earning some US$16 million a year.
The new book is set in New Orleans and Mississippi when Eli was 8, Peyton 13, and their brother Cooper, 15.
"You have to read. Your education is so important," Eli said recently. "From a young age getting off to a great start. And I think athletics and sports are important in building character and hard work, but a lot of these things carry into schools and doing your school work and you have to learn to go read. And I think that's so important in a child's life."
The book is part of an initiative called 'Classrooms Care', a programme in the USA designed to motivate children to read. As part of the schemem, up to a million books could be donated to participating schools.
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