New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow kneels in prayer at the end of their NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Massachusetts October 21, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL) (Photo : REUTERS)
New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow is scheduled to speak at a charity event in Florida next month.
Naples Town Hall, a nonprofit charity organization, will host Tebow as one of their distinguished speakers at a fundraiser on Mar. 9 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Fla. to support the Taste of the NFL and the Kick Hunger Challenge.
The charity promises to supply 100,000 meals for the hungry.
Town Hall president Rick Borman said the ultimate goal of the organization is to eradicate hunger within our lifetimes and to encourage goodwill via celebrities. The organization is also sponsoring a mobile app for the NFL's hunger movement.
"Who could say no?" Borman said. "The NFL connection enlightened me to the Taste of the NFL and there are so many synergies. It's not just the meals. I want to share the awareness. Technology is an enabler to help us scale and do thing we couldn't do, even a year ago."
The Taste of the NFL will use Uptown Network to develop the free iPad application. One free meal is donated every time a user downloads the app that also provides other exclusive content regarding the fight to end hunger.
The NFL started the nonprofit organization in 1992 in an effort to contribute to the needs of the homeless and the hungry by organizing various special events to fundraise and spread awareness of the issue. The Taste of the NFL says they help feed 37 million Americans who visit local food banks for assistance, according to their website.
Tim Tebow--while he has not done much on the field lately--has been recognized for his philanthropic efforts with, of course, a nice helping of Jesus on the side.
Most notably, the quarterback started the Tim Tebow Foundation to "bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need," according to the foundation's site.