Colts’ Manning to be Indianapolis pitchman

/ Source: The Associated Press

Colts quarterback Peyton Manning is a new pitchman for the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association, promoting the city as a desirable site for tourists and for convention business.

ICVA president and CEO Don Welsh said Wednesday that Manning will donate his time to the association and will be featured on its Web site and in direct mail, e-mail and printed advertisements to convention and leisure travelers.

Known for his many TV commercials, Manning says Indianapolis has been "tremendously supportive" throughout his NFL career, so he is happy to do what he can to promote the city he has "come to know and love."