Sunday, April 15, 2012

Tim Tebow Foundation Weekend

By all counts, the 2nd Annual Tim Tebow Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament was a success.

A Key West couple bid $100,000 to spend a day with Tebow.

"It was very humbling, and you don't necessarily feel worthy," Tebow said Saturday after the golf tournament's conclusion at TPC Sawgrass. "That day I feel like I've got to do a few extra things to be special, you know? I've got to try to be a little bit better."
Erik Dellenback, the executive director of the Tim Tebow Foundation, said there was some initial disbelief when the bid was made, then suspicion -- until he found out who had made the bid. Even though it's a couple that has donated to the Foundation before, Dellenback was still a little confused until they told he and Tebow of their plans.
"They live in a part of town that has a lot of people in need and a lot of people with a lot of wealth, and she felt like bringing Timmy to her town down there would maybe change the town," Dellenback said. "It sounds like she's going to have a little event where she brings over some of the kids who are in need and some of the kids who are pretty deserving.
"I got goose bumps thinking about it because that's what the night was. You thought (the bid) was for one reason -- which you worry (because) you think, 'Why is somebody paying $100,000?' -- and then you found out what their motives are and you're just blown away by how God had moved in the room at the time."
Tebow was blown away, too.
"I think Tim was stunned," Dellenback said. "Then I'm sure he went in his head and thought, 'What am I going to do for a day?' But it's great. Now that he knows what he's going to do, he's so excited to do it."

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