Peyton Manning, Jack Nicklaus help bring smiles to Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s “Patient Champions”

Peyton Manning

DUBLIN, OH (WCMH) — Coming off Hole 18 after Wednesday’s pro-am at Muirfield Village, Peyton Manning signed autographs for dozens of fans – maybe more.

But eight children brought to the course courtesy of Nationwide Children’s Hospital already had the future NFL Hall of Famer’s signature, personalized on a Denver Broncos helmet.

“Great to have these kids out here,” said Manning, who was in Columbus on behalf of Nationwide, the tournament’s title sponsor.

Manning met with children throughout the day, as did Jack Nicklaus. Nicklaus, the event’s host, took photos with the children and even played some “rock, paper, scissor” before treating them all to milkshakes.

“I’ve had fun,” said eight-year-old Joaquin. “It was better than Field Day.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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