The Valdosta Daily Times
The woman who raised one of the most discussed NFL players of the past few seasons will speak next week in Valdosta.
Pam Tebow, the mother of New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow, will be the featured speaker for the 22nd Annual Fundraising Dinner for Options Now, also known as the Pregnancy Support Center, said Marilois Campa, the center’s community relations director.
While her Heisman Trophy-winning son has made headlines for his football playing, his Christian devotion and creating the prayerful victor kneel known as ‘Tebowing’, Pam Tebow has also lived an eventful life.
An Army colonel’s daughter, she traveled the world until 17 years old. Then, she enrolled into the University of Florida, graduating with honors from the College of Journalism and Communications, according to her biography.
She met her husband, Bob Tebow, while in college. They married in 1971. They raised five children.
“Pam and Bob have been called ‘homeschool pioneers,’” according to her biography. “They began homeschooling in 1982, when ‘homeschool’ was not yet a word. All five of their children were homeschooled from kindergarten through high school, and every one of them received college scholarships.”
The family lived as Philippines missionaries for several years. Bob Tebow still has a ministry in the Philippines. His Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association
supports 50 Philippines natives who preach the gospel throughout the nation. The Tebows also operate a Philippines orphanage.
Pam Tebow is involved in her husband’s ministry and also speaks regularly to women’s groups. She is writing a book on parenting. The family became more well known after their youngest son won the Heisman Trophy following his sophomore year with the Florida Gators.
“Because ESPN aired the portion of the interview with Pam that focused on her refusal to abort ‘Timmy’ when she was advised to do so, she has been given a national platform to encourage the pro-life message,” according to the biography. Together, she and her son appeared in a 2010 Super Bowl commercial that caused 5.5 million people to rethink their stand on abortion, according to a Barna survey.
Options Now (Pregnancy Support Center) hosts its 22nd Annual Fundraising Dinner, featuring speaker Pam Tebow, 7 p.m. March 26, James H. Rainwater Conference Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Advanced reservations are a must, and should be made by Friday, March 22. More information: Visit Options Now, 214 W. Park Ave.; or call (229) 333-0080; or visit www.ONPartners.org