New York Giants' quarterback Eli Manning and his wife Abby just donated $1,000,000 to a scholarship fund at their alma mater, the University of Mississippi.
The Mannings' donated to "Ole Miss Opportunity," a fund created this year to help curb the recently raised tuition costs at the school.
"Abby and I were drawn to this program of helping people who might not be able to attend college otherwise. To us, it was a way of truly helping a lot of people." Eli isn't the first Manning to attend Ole Miss, with his father and mother both graduating from the school; Peyton actually broke the mold by heading north to Tennessee for college.
The money donated by the Mannings won't create new scholarships, necessarily, though. It will, however, help students already receiving scholarships who were having trouble making ends meet thanks to the state's recent raising of tuition.
And, whether you like Eli or not, this is a very good thing and an excellent way for a professional athlete to help others and show school spirit at same time.
-- Will Brinson
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