Tim Tebow Just Won Me Over

Here’s why:

The Tim Tebow Foundation will raise enough money to meet its $2.5 million annual budget by March or April — several months ahead of its June 30 fiscal year’s end, foundation president Erik Dellenback said.

Well, that’s not it exactly, since lots of jocks have foundations.  Here it is:

Tebow pays staff salaries and administration costs out of his own pocket, leaving 100 percent of fundraising to support the foundation’s outreach, Dellenback said. The foundation’s initiatives include teaming up with CURE International on building a hospital named after Tebow in the Philippines, football-themed playrooms in oncology centers, orphan relief, and granting wishes for the terminally ill.

I find that just simply utterly Christian.  Sure, he’s not the best passing QB in the NFL, but I challenge you to show me someone with more generosity and compassion.  I can tolerate his on the field antics (even though I still know that God doesn’t care who wins a ballgame) knowing that he’s doing something with his life beyond ball.

I applaud you Mr Tebow, and I tip my hat to you.

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6 thoughts on “Tim Tebow Just Won Me Over

  1. Acidri 12 Jan 2012 at 4:52 pm

    I thought I would never see the day Dr. Jim West does a “Tebow”. But this day I have seen the un imaginable. A lanky figure on one knee! 😉


  2. Scott Sholar 12 Jan 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Thanks for sharing and God bless you. I wrote a piece on Tim about two months ago: http://scottsholar.com/2011/11/18/not-ashamed-of-the-gospel/


  3. Jason 12 Jan 2012 at 5:47 pm

    So good to know someone’s ridiculous salary is being used for good.


  4. scott f 13 Jan 2012 at 9:52 am

    Would have been even nicer if it didn’t include ” building a hospital NAMED AFTER TEBOW in the Philippines”? On the other hand, I would like to think that I would use my millions this way but have not been put to the test.


  5. Ken Brown 13 Jan 2012 at 2:03 pm

    I was even more impressed by this: http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/7455943/believing-tim-tebow

    “Every week, Tebow picks out someone who is suffering, or who is dying, or who is injured, flies them and their families to the Broncos game, rents them a car, puts them up in a nice hotel, buys them dinner (usually at a Dave and Buster’s), gets them and their families pregame passes, visits with them just before kickoff (!), gets them 30-yard line tickets down low, visits with them after the game (sometimes for an hour), has them walk him to his car, and sends them off with a basket of gifts….

    “Remember last week, when the world was pulling its hair out in the hour after Tebow had stunned the Pittsburgh Steelers with an 80-yard OT touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas in the playoffs? And Twitter was exploding with 9,420 tweets about Tebow per second? When an ESPN poll was naming him the most popular athlete in America?

    Tebow was spending that hour talking to 16-year-old Bailey Knaub about her 73 surgeries so far and what TV shows she likes.”


    • Jim 13 Jan 2012 at 2:05 pm

      ‘hats off’


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