College of the Ozarks hosted two-time national college football champion and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow for the Leonard B. and Edith Gittinger Community Convocation in April, 2016. More than 3,600 people packed the Howell W. Keeter Gymnasium to see Tebow and hear his message of hope.
Tim Tebow was presented with a Hard Work U. sweatshirt, along with student-made gifts, during the convocation at College of the Ozarks.
Tim Tebow, along with the platform party at the convocation, takes joy in seeing special guests honored with the showing of a video from the Night to Shine event the College held in February (L to R: Dr. Sue Head, Sen. Doyle Childers, and Tim Tebow). Tebow gives back through his charitable organization, the Tim Tebow Foundation, which exists to bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. The foundation fulfills this mission by making dreams come true for children with life-threatening illnesses, building Timmy’s Playrooms in children’s hospitals, providing life changing surgeries to children of the Philippines through the Tebow CURE Hospital, sponsoring Night to Shine, a nationwide prom for people with special needs, providing care for orphans in four countries, and by providing adoption aid grants for families who choose to adopt an international child with special needs.
The Great American Award was presented to Tim Tebow during the convocation.