One of Knoxville's favorite sons is giving back to East Tennessee. On Wednesday, Peyton Manning's foundation hosted a holiday party at the Boys and Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley.
Since the NFL season is still underway, Peyton wasn't able to attend, but his giving spirit was still felt. He sent each of the teens a special gift package.
The Boys and Girls Club says around the holidays teenagers can often get overlooked.
"So many times, when people make contributions to Boys and Girls Clubs around Christmastime, they're always thinking about our little kids and making sure that our little ones have Christmas, but the PeyBack Foundation has been instrumental in ensuring that our teenagers have very, very nice gifts," said Lisa Hurst.
Peyton's work with the Boys and Girls Clubs goes back to his days at UT. He was a former staff member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley.