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treatments and just be kids again. Each playroom is completely customized with a football field floor, football chairs, custom wall graphics, an arts and crafts table, specially built lockers, a Bible verse banner and a Jumbotron entertainment center, stocked with the latest video games, DVDs and electronics. Orphan Care, one of the outreach initiatives of the Tim Tebow Foundation, links Tim’s heart for orphans back to his time spent serving abandoned children in the Philippines during his youth. The foundation provides care for orphans in four countries, supporting life’s essentials, such as food, clothing, housing, medical care and education, allowing them to be nourished both physically and spiritually with the Word of God. Tebow’s love for the Philippines also inspired the construction of the Tebow CURE Hospital, providing life-changing surgeries for deserving children of the Philippines who could not otherwise afford care. The hospital performs orthopedic procedures, healing children afflicted by cleft palate, clubfoot, bowed legs and other bone deformities. Like those provided for though the Orphan Care program, children served by the Tebow CURE Hospital receive both physical and spiritual healing. The TTF also provides Adoption Aid grants to families who are making the courageous choice to internationally adopt children with special needs. These grants enable them to bring children with special needs home to their forever families, but also to provide assistance for them to receive the proper medical care they will need once they arrive home. volunteers celebrated more than 32,000 honored guests, each one king or queen of the prom. “This is a night for each and every guest to have an unforgettable night and feel like a king or a queen,” said Tebow. “We want them to know that they are loved and that this is how God sees them every day!” “When I was 15 years old, I began to realize the IMPORTANCE of FIGHTING for people who can’t fight for themselves.” The foundation’s newest initiative offers yet another way to reach the special needs community on a global scale. Each year on Valentine’s Day weekend, the Tim Tebow Foundation sponsors Night to Shine, an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 16 and older. In its inaugural year, 44 churches hosted proms across the country and around the world. In its second year, Night to Shine saw 450% growth, with 201 churches, representing 23 denominations, hosting proms in 48 states and seven countries, where 70,000 Every guest of Night to Shine enters this complimentary event on a red carpet, complete with a warm welcome from a cheering crowd and friendly paparazzi. Once inside, guests receive the royal treatment, including hair and makeup stations, shoe shining stations, corsages and boutonnieres, a karaoke room and, of course, dancing! It’s a night for the guests to truly shine, the volunteers to shine, the Church to shine but, most important, for Christ to shine! “We are honored to be able to work with so many churches across the country SMG Solutions 33