He and his wife are honorary chairpersons for the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent, and they had their big annual fundraiser Saturday night.
The celebration took place at FedEx’s Maintenance Hangar at the Indianapolis International Airport.
Setup was done on Friday. Because it was a hanger, they had to call in Riggers to hang the drapes, lights and speakers. FedEx even brought in one of their planes to be used as a backdrop.
Thank goodness, I didn’t have to take part in that.
Never heard of him!
But then, I’m not into country.
Around 5p Peyton Manning did a rehearsal and walk-through his script.
I was camera 3, should-mounted, stage right.
There wasn’t a whole lot for me to do during most of the early rounds. But the live auction got a little bit more interesting.
The auctioneer walked out among the audience to take their bids and I had to follow him and also get shots of the items on the stage, that were up for bid.
For me, that is when shooting, specially should-mounted, gets to be fun!
Most of the items up for bid, went for over $30,000 a piece. One item went for $55,000. Add to that the $1000 bucks you had to pay to eat dinner. With about 116 tables and about 8 persons per table, you add it up.
Peyton Manning raised a lot of money Saturday night!
I finished around 11p.
I didn’t have to stay for the breakdown, but I heard that some of the guys who did have to stay, didn’t get out of there until 5a Sunday morning.