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Omaha firms give $42,500 more to Manning's charity

Associated Press Updated: February 3, 2014 at 5:05 pm

OMAHA, Neb. — A group of 17 Omaha companies is donating another $42,500 to Peyton Manning's foundation for at-risk youth even though it was hard to hear him shout about Nebraska's largest city during the Super Bowl.

Omaha's love affair with Manning and his Denver Broncos got started after he yelled the city's name 44 times during a playoff win over San Diego. Manning's "Omaha! Omaha!" calls received widespread attention in social media and news stories.

The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce said Monday that each of the participating companies agreed to donate $2,500 to Manning's "Peyback Foundation" even though his snap counts were difficult to hear Sunday.

Earlier in the playoffs, a smaller group of companies agreed to donate $24,800 after Manning yelled "Omaha!" 31 times during the AFC Championship game.

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