People are still obsessing about Tim Tebow's football career, but the SEC analyst wants people to shift their attention to another aspect of his life—his humanitarian efforts.
Through the Tim Tebow Foundation, Tebow is raising funds to help provide medical care for children who are ill or have special needs. He hosted the 6th annual Celebrity Golf Classic last Friday, which was able to raise more than $5.5 million for that purpose, according to The Florida Times Union.
"Tonight is about these kids," Tebow said during the event. "It's not about football. It's about what we're doing, through faith, hope and love and the people we serve all over the world. That's going to be bigger than football every single day of my life."
"I look forward to this every year," he added. "This is a special time. It's loving people with special needs, caring for people with special needs, about who is being loved and who is being served."
Aside from the Tebow Cure Hospital in the Philippines, the money raised during the event will also go to Timmy's Playrooms for young hospital patients in the U.S.; the Night to Shine Prom, which treats special needs children to a fun-filled Valentine's Day; and W15H, which grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.
Gator Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel said that it's a shame that Tebow's football career was put to a halt. But because of the things Tebow is doing to help those in need, Wuerffel does not doubt that Tebow will accomplish great things.
"Football is obviously the most known and recognized thing to a lot of people, but when you look at the platform he has, his greatest years are yet to come, whether he plays in a Super Bowl or never plays again," he said.
The same sentiment is echoed by Tebow's current colleague Paul Finebaum. "We were all devastated when last year didn't work out," he said. "But I believe there's something much bigger for Tim. What is it? Evangelist is a big word. It can mean a lot of things. Tim has that type of appeal. He can do it on a worldwide basis that would really have a profound impact on young people and people of all ages, all over the world."