Professional Christian athlete Tim Tebow put words into action when he visited a Phoenix shelter with 50 pairs of new shoes and even gave away the one he was wearing reportedly.
Tim Tebow is no stranger to speaking about his faith openly and is a known supporter of many charities around the world. Today when he visited the homeless shelter with 50 pairs of shoes, he even took down the names of all those who didn’t get new shoes and sent them pairs through the nonprofit St. Vincent de Paul.
“If you ask me, or many of our guests, Tim has gone from professional athlete to Super Hero in just a few years,” Society of St. Vincent de Paul CEO Steve Zabilski said. “His actions off the field are as impressive as any last-minute touchdown pass, or game-winning home run. I think we all can agree on that.”
Tim Tebow was an NFL player for a few years before he became a Minor League Baseball player in the Mets organization. He’s also the first sophomore in NCAA history to win a Heisman Trophy after playing for the Florida Gators.
Recently in February, he told a pro-life audience that he would be proud to be known for saving babies from abortion than anything else. “It really does mean a lot more than winning the Super Bowl,” Tebow told the crowd at a Kansans for Life banquet. “One day, when you look back and people are talking about you and they say, ‘Oh my gosh what are you going to be known for? Are you going to say Super Bowl or we saved a lot of babies?'”
Last year, he also drove out of his way to stop by a men’s prison in Texas after an inmate’s father asked if he would visit.