By Lynn R. Mitchell
"Night to Shine." Worldwide. 15,000 volunteers. Countless smiles. Overflowing love. Tonight.
Tim Tebow is an impressive young man. Besides his athletic skills on a football field, he has a heart of gold and has proven it throughout the years. As his income has grown, he has shared and given back in many ways, some of which I have written about in the past (see Tim Tebow: Christian, role model, athlete and Tim Tebow Foundation helping Philippines victims and Mother's Day 2012 ... Tim Tebow and his mom).
This Valentine's Day he will once again help others with "Night to Shine" proms (see Tim Tebow's Valentine's game plan: Special needs proms throughout nation):
On Feb. 13, a parade of special guests, each with an entourage and some requiring special accommodations, will appear at the non-denominational church for a night Fasano vows they will never forget. The church is one of dozens across the country taking part in “Night to Shine,” a prom-style evening of dining and dancing for special needs teenagers organized by the foundation of former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow. The same scenario is playing out at 49 other churches in 26 states as well as Amazing Grace International Ministries, in Nairobi, Kenya, and Ekisa Ministries, in Jinja, Uganda.
Tebow, 27, a devout Christian who quarterbacked the Florida Gators to two national championships and won the Heisman Trophy before a brief NFL career, said the special night will honor teens who struggle with a variety of disabilities.
"We are so excited to be able to create this opportunity for thousands of people around the country with special needs," Tebow said in a statement released through his foundation, which builds playrooms in children's hospitals all over the world, grants sick children's wishes and helps facilitate adoptions. "This event perfectly fits our mission to bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need."All this while keeping in mind he is only 27 years old. Absolutely amazing. But there's more:
Tebow's foundation will provide hair styling and makeup, flowers, professional photography, food, dancing and games, and guests will also receive a crown or tiara in a special ceremony.He is an inspiring young man who is going to make Valentine's Day extra fantastic this year for many special needs young people. Living his faith....Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Update: On today's Fox and Friends, Tim Tebow talked about the proms that will take place tonight. "We are trying to make them feel like they are the kings and queens because I know that’s how God sees them and that’s how we should see them," he said. Video of his interview is here.
Cross-posted at LynnRMitchell.com