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and around the world to impact the lives of people with special needs,” said Erik Dellenback, executive director of the Tim Tebow Foundation. “We hope that the movement of Night to Shine not only transforms the way we think about Valentine’s Day, but also launches or enhances ongoing special needs ministries within churches around the world, providing a place where our honored guests can go and be celebrated and loved throughout the whole year.” “We want to see a change in the narrative,” said Tebow, “and we believe that is what is happening here in our country and around the world.” Through Team Tebow and Tim Tebow Kids, the TTF encourages people to go out in their communities and be the hands and feet of Jesus to those in need, and through movements, like Night to Shine, the foundation has seen a shift in the focus of volunteerism. Now, volunteers are getting plugged into serving within the church, and specifically serving the special needs communities in their areas. “When I was 15 years old, I began to realize the importance of fighting for people who can’t fight for themselves,” said Tebow. “As a foundation, everything we do boils down to two concepts: serving children and sharing God’s love.” TIM TEBOW is a two-time national champion, first round NFL draft pick, and Heisman trophy winner. He is currently a college football analyst for the SEC Network, which launched in August 2014. He appears mainly on the SEC Network as co-host of SEC Nation, a traveling pre-game show. Tebow also contributes to a variety of ESPN platforms including SportsCenter, ESPN Radio, and the network’s Heisman Trophy coverage, offering in-depth perspective as a legendary SEC player himself. Prior to joining the SEC Network, Tebow played three years in the NFL for the Denver Broncos, New York Jets and New England Patriots. In 2011, Tebow was the first quarterback featured in ESPN’s “Year of the Quarterback” series. He later released Through My Eyes, which was named the #1 sports book of 2011 and the bestselling religion book of 2011. For more information on Tebow, visit www.timtebow.com. The Tim Tebow Foundation exists to bring Faith, Hope and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. That mission is being fulfilled every day through the foundation’s seven areas of outreach, including W15H, Timmy’s Playroom, Orphan Care, Adoption Aid, the Tebow CURE Hospital, Team Tebow and Night to Shine. For more information on the Tim Tebow Foundation, please visit www. timtebowfoundation.org. ***** SMG Solutions 35