Since his retirement from the NFL a few years back, Peyton Manning has been enjoying life outside of football as a spokesperson for a number of companies (sing it with me, "Nationwide is...), being a dad to his two kids, hosting a new show through the ESPN+ streaming service, and giving back to the state of Indiana where he spent a bulk of what will be a Hall of Fame career through the Peyton Manning Children's Hospital in Indianapolis. The latter of which will be announcing an expansion of that clinic later today in Evansville.

According to our media partners at Eyewitness News, the expansion will feature a second emergency room for children giving Tri-State families who need its services a much shorter drive.

Manning said in a released statement, “I am so proud of the care teams at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent for their ongoing dedication and for providing exceptional care for children throughout the state and beyond. Indiana has and always will have a special place in my heart, and I am excited about the extension of the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital brand, and pediatric services and offerings in Evansville.The pediatricians and staff should be commended for their commitment to quality, innovation and successful outcomes in pediatric care.”

Regardless, I think that even though Manning didn't end his career here as we Colts fans hoped he would, it's clear to see the area left a lasting impression on him leading him to dedicate a portion of his post-football life to helping children in need across the state.

[Source: Eyewitness News]