Olivia Manning, mother of NFL PROS provides tips on how to get the most out of Football Season


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Olivia Provides Tips for Busy Moms and Dads

On How to Get the Most Out of Football Season


Football season is finally upon us and for many families, that means

another autumn jam-packed with sports practices, high school, college and pro football games, and of course plenty of tailgating and game-watching activities at home! As a busy wife and mom to two Super Bowl champions, Olivia has developed simple tips and tricks over the years to help her stay organized from kickoff right through Super Bowl Sunday.

To keep things fresh on the field and in the home, Olivia is available to share her secrets on everything from freshening the home on game day and eliminating sweat odors on sports gear to managing complicated practice and game schedules and preparing easy, quick game day recipes. Olivia can help the whole family to truly enjoy the season.


Olivia was born in Philadelphia, Mississippi and attended the University of Mississippi. She and her husband Archie married and moved to New Orleans in 1971, where she has been involved in numerous philanthropic organizations. Olivia has been a member of the Junior League of New Orleans for over thirty years. She has also served on the Parents Board at Newman School, where she and Archies three sons, Cooper, Peyton and Eli, all attended. Olivia also co-chaired the Leukemia Societys Breakfast of Champions and the first ever Spring Garden Party for Christian Health Ministries. She was Patron Party Chairman for New Orleans largest fundraiser, the Zoo-to-Do. Olivia is currently a board member for historical Longue Vue House and Gardens and a past chairman of its Sentimental Journeys Fundraising Gala. She also serves on the board of the Southeast Louisiana Chapter of the American Red Cross. The Mannings are members of St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church, where she is active in the womens group. In February 2005, Olivia joined 100 other women from New Orleans, known as Women of the Storm, as they visited Washington, D.C., to encourage legislators to visit New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.