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    FOR MANNING, A GOLF TOUR WITH A PURPOSE

    FOR MANNING, A GOLF TOUR WITH A PURPOSE

    "On Sunday, 79-year-old Pat Browne Jr. won the Corcoran Cup– known as the
    “Masters of Blind Golf”–held annually at Mount Kisco Country Club in Westchester
    County in New York.


    It was the 24th time he had won it.




    The two-day event, which benefits Guiding Eyes for the Blind, has been
    hosted by Giants quarterback Eli Manning for the past six years and has raised
    more than $10 million since its inception in 1978. The money allow the nonprofit
    school to breed and train its guide dogs and partner them with the visually
    impaired, the blind and children with autism. (Guiding Eyes places more than 180
    dogs annually around the country.)




    Manning became involved with Guiding Eyes as a favor to Browne, a longtime
    Manning family friend, and has since championed the organization’s mission.
    “These people and their families are able to lead normal lives because of the
    Guiding Eyes dogs,” Manning said on Monday. “Whether it’s at their job or in
    their personal life, or even for the parents of autistic children now able to
    adjust easier with an animal by their side, it makes it so worthwhile for me to
    be involved.”




    Long before losing his vision as a result of an automobile accident in 1966,
    Browne, who like Manning is from New Orleans, was an exceptional high school
    athlete, lettering in both basketball and golf. He attended Tulane University,
    where he was the captain of the school’s men’s basketball and golf teams.




    Browne’s competitive spirit was not diminished by the loss of his vision. “I
    had never even heard of such a thing as a blind golfer,” he said on Sunday. “My
    original goal was to play with friends on the weekends, but once I learned that
    there were others like me out there, the idea that I could compete again was too
    powerful to ignore.”




    He retired in 2010 after almost 50 years as a practicing lawyer and banking
    executive.




    Browne said he listened to all of Manning’s games, and that he wondered why
    New Yorkers had not always been supportive of their quarterback.




    “I remember playing golf at Winged Foot with [Manning] before he won that
    first Super Bowl, I thought people were sort of rude to him,” Browne said. “Now,
    when we play together, everyone falls all over him, and they surely better. Eli
    is not only a winner, he’s a fine young man.”

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    Re: FOR MANNING, A GOLF TOUR WITH A PURPOSE

    Nice job Eli!

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    Re: FOR MANNING, A GOLF TOUR WITH A PURPOSE

    I'm gona need Eli to kick a puppy or something very soon... I think this man crush of mine is getting a little strange [:$]
    ALL IN!!!!!!!!

    I'm ALL IN are you?

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    Re: FOR MANNING, A GOLF TOUR WITH A PURPOSE

    Was this one of his saturday night live sketches?

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    Re: FOR MANNING, A GOLF TOUR WITH A PURPOSE

    oh wow I realized at the end of this article that the guy can only listen to the games OMG what would that be like???

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