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Partner Spotlight: Manning Passing Academy

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Calhoun, Ga -

For the last 27 years, the Manning Passing Academy has been at the forefront of developing players on and off the football field and for the second year in a row the Manning Passing Academy will take place on Shaw Sports turf. Held annually at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, this camp works with quarterbacks, wide receivers, and tight ends. The MPA helps players improve their fundamental skills, leadership, and football IQ through rigorous drills, lectures, and mentoring sessions led by the Manning family and other professional and collegiate athletes.

MPA impact extends beyond X's and O's. It emphasizes character development, leadership, sportsmanship, and instilling in participants the values that define successful athletes both on and off the field. Participants benefit not only from the Manning family's unparalleled expertise but also from interaction with the top quarterback prospects in next year's NFL draft. The prospects will work out with the Manning’s Friday morning and afternoon and will then serve as counselors for the rest of camp.

 “We’ve gathered some of the most successful and brightest coaches and players from the professional, college, and high school ranks to help all campers learn from the best,” said Archie Manning, Executive Director of The Manning Passing Academy. Archie continued, “The Manning Passing Academy is excited to establish a partnership with Shaw Sports Turf. Shaw shares similar values to our organization such as honesty, integrity, and passion, making our collaboration the perfect fit. Additionally, they have provided excellent service and communication throughout the installation process for the new field at Nicholls State. The new reimagined space and new field will be home to events at this year's camp. We are very pleased with the design and believe this is a field that the University and MPA can be proud of. We look forward to many more successful years of partnership with Shaw Sports Turf.”

Last year Shaw Sports Turf installed a top-of-the-line Legion Pro artificial turf field with the NXTPlay performance shock pad as part of a new indoor practice facility at Nicholls State University. Shaw Sports Turf’s Legion Pro turf product combines slit film and monofilament fibers into one complete system providing the benefits of both: not only does it look like natural grass and allow for better ball roll, but it also has added durability and infill control. The product is constructed with Shaw’s premium bolt fiber and an optimized face weight. NXTPlay performance shock pad provides superior performance through sustainability. It is a creative solution for an artificial turf field at the end of its useful life. Shaw Sports Turf recycles these old playing surfaces and transforms them into an innovative, high-quality product and environmental value. One field of pad produced equals one turf field diverted from the landfill. NXTPlay delivers excellent playability, and exceptional safety, and results in the diversion of used turf from landfills. It provides a consistent performance for the athlete and a natural ball-to-surface and player-to-surface interaction.

Shaw Sports Turf is excited and honored to be an established partner of the Manning Passing Academy. Its legacy as a premier developmental camp is a testament to the Manning family's enduring impact on the sport and their commitment to shaping the future of football. To learn more about the Manning Passing Academy (MPA) visit

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