Peyton Manning to represent Grambling in fundraising golf tournament

Two-time Super Bowl champion Peyton Manning will team up with three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry to take on NBA legend Charles Barkley and pro golfer Phil Mickelson in The Match lll on Friday, Nov. 27 at 3 p.m. ET at Stone Canyon Golf Club in Oro Valley, Ariz.

Each player will be representing an HBCU in efforts to raise money for the institution and bring awareness to diversity and equality in sports.

Manning is the only person to be representing three schools instead of one, as he will play for Grambling State, Southern University at New Orleans and Lane College in Jackson, Tenn.

“I’m proud to represent these schools,” Manning said. “Obviously growing up in New Orleans, the entire state of Louisiana has been important to me, and growing up in Tennessee and having a real connection there, that’s kind of how we found these HBCUs.”

Earlier this year, Manning was partnered Tiger Woods in The Match ll. The event was able to raise $20 million in COVID-19 relief funds.

Manning says the upcoming event, which is set for the Friday after Thanksgiving, has already raised over $6 million so far. While Woods won’t be a part of The Match anymore, Manning says he’s very confident in his new partner Curry.

“I’ve never played golf with Steph Curry, but I’ve certainly seen him play basketball a lot,” Manning said. “One of the great competitors. One of the great clutch performers. I’m looking forward to, hopefully, as my partner that clutch performer carrying over to the golf course.”

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