Manning Passing Academy canceled due to pandemic
The Manning Passing Academy football camp has been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It is a popular annual camp among young, rising quarterbacks looking to improve their game.
Archie Manning is the leader of the camp and gets significant assistance from his sons Peyton, Eli and Cooper. However, due to the public health concerns, the elder Manning opted that canceling this year’s event was the best decision at this time.
Below is a statement from Manning, posted on the website:
“It has been a very challenging year for all of us,” the statement read. “My family – I’m sure your family as well – has been concerned with the COVID-19 pandemic and has been sheltering in place and following the guidelines set forth by our states. We’ve been blessed to be entering our 25th year of the MPA. My boys and I, along with our staff at the Manning Passing Academy, have been committed to providing the best football camp in the nation and always under the safest conditions possible.
“As you are aware, we have been in constant contact with the state, parish and local health authorities as well as the Nicholls State administration and our Governor in response to the virus. We have always kept you updated and remained cautiously optimistic for staging our annual camp.
“There are times during a ballgame when you have to call an audible, and I’m disappointed to say that we are going to have to call one now and postpone this year’s camp to comply with the next stage of guidelines set forth by the state and the City of Thibodaux.
“Y’all are in our thoughts and prayers and we appreciate everyone’s continued support. May God bless y’all.”
The 2021 Manning Passing Academy will mark the 25th anniversary of the camp.