Former National Football League, or NFL, quarterback Tim Tebow won $40,000 at the Phoenix Suns Charities Shot after nailing a tee shot at the 16th hole on Jan. 28. Tebow’s winnings will reportedly go to his charity, the Tim Tebow Foundation.
Tebow, alongside Ohio State University Coach Urban Meyer and professional golfer Patrick Reed, took part in the par-3 celebrity challenge. Tebow teed off 11’ 3” from the pin to win the grand prize for his foundation. New York Post sports writer Mark Cannizzaro got in second place at 35’ 2” and country music artist Jake Owen took the third place at 54’ 4”. Cannizzaro and Owen reportedly received $25,000 and $15,000 for Val Skinner’s Life Event by Susan G. Komen, and Owen’s charity, respectively.
Tebow’s foundation was established in 2010. Its mission is to “bring faith, hope, and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need.” Since its inception, the foundation has launched four outreach programs, namely, W15H program, Timmy’s Playroom, Tebow Cure Hospital and Orphan Care. The foundation also has an exclusive membership club called Team Tebow, which currently has more than 19,000 members all over the globe.
In celebration of the fifth anniversary of Tebow’s foundation, it will be sponsoring a prom night for those youth with special needs in various locations. The foundation will fund 45 prom events, billed as “Night to Shine,” in three different countries (26 U.S. states, Uganda, and Kenya). It is anticipated that more than 7,000 youth with special needs will take part in the charitable event.
Tebow played for the NFL for three seasons. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in 2010 and played for the team until 2011. He was traded to the New York Jets the following year, but was cut from the roster in April 2013. Tebow last played for the New England Patriots in 2013.
Currently, Tebow works as a college football analyst for the SEC Network. Despite his broadcasting career, Tebow has always spoken about his dream of becoming an NFL quarterback again and he continues to train in case an opportunity to step back in the premier football league comes.
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