Sports fans always have diverse feelings on Tim Tebow as a football player, but one thing you can not deny is his admiration to help people.
When Tebow still played college football for the Florida Gators, NCAA rules did not allow him to start his own foundation. Some people would have seen that roadblock and stopped, but not Tim. He partnered up with the school and several other UF students and started: First and 15. This UF Student Government is still active on the UF campus and now raises money for several charites, including our feature foundation, The Tim Tebow Foundation.
"The Tim Tebow Foundation exists to bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need." Tim Tebow has always been vocal about his faith in God, and that same faith is at the core values of his foundation. They donate time and money all over the world, focusing mostly on families and children. The foundation holds charity events and partners with existing companies to donate money to people in need. Tebow likes to keep things interesting and always wants to have fun with his events. For example, a recent Celebrity Golf Classic was held in May to raise money for the foundation and instead of just playing golf, each hole had a "unique element." Hole number 1 was a food stop where participants ate chick-fil-a sandwhiches and hole number 4 you had to select a spectator to putt for you! I feel golf is really boring but those 18 holes sound like fun to me! Also, a recent partnership with the Denver Mattress Company will donate $15 for every mattress sold between May 19th and June 22nd.
The mission of the Foundation is "The Foundation utilizes the public platform that God has blessed Tim Tebow with to inspire and make a difference in peoples lives thoughout the world."
In a time in the world where people are seemingly only looking out for themselves, it is refreshing to see someone with the capabilites and power to inspire people, to make sure they are inspiring people to do good things!
Urban Meyer said "Tim has made community service and committment to servings others a cool thing among his peers" and yes that is a really cool thing!
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