A former NFL quarterback will share one of the country’s greatest Valentine’s Day gifts with 30,000 teens with special needs.
Tim Tebow, former quarterback for the Denver Broncos and a Heisman Trophy winner, started an international event, Night to Shine Prom.
The events provide proms for teens with disabilities to celebrate in churches across 48 states in America. The events will take place during the evening of Friday, Feb. 12.
According to a report in Disability Scoop, Tebow said, “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.”
The event will have:
- 30,000 special guests hosted,
- 200 host churches, and
- 17,000 volunteers
- in 48 states and 8 countries,
according to the Tim Tebow Foundation’s website.
Chapelwood United Methodist Church will host Night to Shine 2016 for the Houston area on Friday, Feb. 12 from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Registration ends Feb. 12. Click here to learn more.
According to the foundation’s website, Tebow started the foundation in 2010 with a mission to “with a mission to bring Faith, Hope and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need.”
Tebow’s personal website says, “True success is not measured in physical possessions, but in the amount of lives that you change.”
You can learn more about joining Team Tebow, which the foundation started in 2012, providing an opportunity for team members to “serve others, to not wait, but to make a difference right away.“