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Pop Warner Participants Join Eli Manning on CBS' Early Show

Several local NYC-area Pop Warner players and cheerleaders were invited to attend the taping of the CBS Early Show on Tuesday, September 8 in Manhattan, and join special guest and New York Giants QB Eli Manning. (Watch the Video I View the Pictures)

Manning, along with big brother and Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton, who joined the show remotely from the Colts Complex, were there to promote the release of their new book, Family Huddle.

Both players addressed the large group of Pop Warner football players and cheerleaders who arrived early for the show, and stressed the importance of both education and athletics.

"You have to read. Your education is so important," Eli said. "From a young age getting off to a great start. And I think athletics and sports are important in building character and hard work, but a lot of these things carry into schools and doing your school work and learn to read. And I think that's so important in a child's life."

The book is part of "Classrooms Care," a program motivating kids to read, that will donate up to a million books to participating schools when classrooms reach the 100 book a classroom quota for reading books.

Before and after the show, Eli Manning took time out to sign autographs for many of the fans in attendance.