Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is going down in history with his adorable Valentine’s Day charity work. Last year, Tebow’s charity, The Tim Tebow Foundation, sponsored forty-four prom nights for children with special needs. The events, called “Night To Shine,” took place around the world in 26 U.S. states and two locations in Africa. More than 7,000 children attended and over 15,000 volunteers came out to make it happen. Tebow made appearances at a few of the events to take photos and help shine shoes. At the end of the night, each kid was crowned king or queen. It was truly a memorable night for each of the attendees and the volunteers.
This year, Tebow is going all out. This Valentine’s Day weekend his foundation will sponsor over 200 proms taking place in 48 states and eight countries! The events will be made extra special with a red carpet entrance, complete with photographers snapping photos! Once the attendees get inside the venues, they will be given corsages and boutonnières. They can also get their hair and makeup done and perform in a karaoke room. And of course, there will be dancing. This sounds like a party all of us wish we could attend!
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To make all this magic happen, The Tim Tebow Foundation makes generous financial donations as well as donations of decorations and gifts for the guests. They are thrilled about the incredible 450% growth of Night To Shine from last year. Tebow told People magazine, “Every time I think about it, I’m so humbled and amazed by the way God has continued to grow Night to Shine. I can’t wait for February 12th; it’s my favorite night of the year.”
The charity event is something Tebow has dreamt about since he was 15 years old, and it clearly is something he holds close to his heart. “When I was 15 years old, I began to realize the importance of fighting for people who can’t fight for themselves. As a foundation, we are so passionate about people with special needs, and this event is a great time to tell them how much they are loved by God and by all of us,” he said in his interview with People. Tebow has such a strong heart for God and is proving that with this work. It is truly inspiring!
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