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Peyton Manning surprises local high school football team

Posted at 10:39 AM, Oct 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-11 10:39:30-04

The Cheektowaga High School Warriors got a big surprise from retired QB Peyton Manning this past week.

The local football team was the winner of Riddell's Smarter Football Program --they won $10,000 for new equipment and got a congratulatory message from Riddell brand ambassador Peyton Manning. 

The annual program received more than 700 applications and chose 10 programs that "demonstrated a commitment to a smarter, safer game."

Cheektowaga's coach has done his part to implement safer tactics on and off the field. The student-athletes participate in player safety clinics, sports nutrition seminars, and planning weekly team dinners to promotes family and commitment. 

Go Warriors!