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Opened Christian athlete and sports commentator Tim Tebow held its annual Tim Tebow Foundation Night to Shine event on Friday night, February 11, 2022, saying that during the special graduation event, which honors those with special needs, “once again he was reminded of the kindness of God”.
Tebow has been holding this event every year in February, as Fox Digital News has previously reported.
It’s an effort to make the world a place where all people are valued and honored for their “God-given worth,” Tebow said.
“As I reflect on Night to Shine 2022, I am once again reminded of God’s goodness,” Tebow said in a new statement about this year’s event shared with Fox News Digital.
“I am amazed that even during an ongoing process global Pandemic,He also said, “kings and queens were honored in more countries around the world than ever before.” I am so grateful that He has allowed us to be a part of this.”
Night to Shine is a global graduation event for people with special needs.
It first started in 2015. Night to Shine is now in its eighth year.
It was organized by nearly 450 churches from coast to coast, the foundation reported, and in 39 countries around the world on February 11.
Thousands of viewers also tuned in for the virtual celebration from around the world, the foundation said.
Tebow and his wife, Demyjoined supporters of the Tim Tebow Foundation for this year’s event.
They visited several Night to Shine venues in Africa, including the first Night to Shine held in Cape Town, South Africa, the foundation said in a statement.
Despite the ongoing pandemic, those present “were able to cheer on the guests and volunteers while remaining socially distanced, cheer and dance along the red carpet as the guests of honor drove in style, and share the message of God’s love.” with everyone involved,” the foundation noted.
“I am… grateful for the host churches and volunteers from the 39 countries who said yes to the call,” Tebow also said in his press release.
“They saw a need and filled it,” he continued.
“They saw people whose challenges have intensified significantly during the pandemic, and they came together to safely serve, honor and celebrate them. I truly believe that’s the love of Jesus.”
The Tebow Foundation is already planning its event for 2023.
For next year’s event, Tebow said he hopes “even more churches will answer the call and more countries will be reached.”
He warned that “our hope is not in numbers. Our hope is in the promises of the God who called us to this mission, and by His grace, we will move forward as He leads.”
Tebow previously said of his annual event in a promotional video, “It’s my favorite night of the year and we get to change a lot of lives.”
He also said attendees “dance and party. They ride in limousines. They walk red carpets.”