It’s usually not a good thing when a professional athlete makes more news off the field than on it. However, Tim Tebow seems to be one of the rare exceptions to that rule. The NFL quarterback-turned-baseball player consistently makes headlines for his work with cancer patients and children with special needs.
Tebow organizes a yearly event called Night To Shine, which gives teenagers with special needs a chance to go to the prom that they likely never had. This past Valentine’s Day, over 75,000 special needs teenagers participated in the event.
“This is so much more than a prom,” Tebow said. It’s a time to celebrate people, to celebrate life and to tell each king and queen that they have great purpose and value.”
At a recent Spring Training press conference, Tebow was asked about Night To Shine and his work off the field. A reporter asked if Tebow finds it hard to find a balance between fulfilling his passion off the field with the demands of playing the game of baseball and trying to succeed on the field.
Tebow’s answer reflects someone who clearly has their priorities in order.
“Sports are not my biggest calling or my purpose in life,” Tebow responded. “That’s not what I want my life to be known for. I want to be someone who was known for bringing faith, hope, and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need.”'Sports are not my biggest calling. I want to be known for bringing faith, hope, and love to those needing a brighter day.'Click To Tweet
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