Published on October 25, 2022 by Leighton Doores  
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The Tom and Marla Corts Distinguished Author Series in partnership with the Percy Cook Ratliff Lecture Series and supported by the Alan and Dina Long family and Pam and Bill Smith Family Foundation presents An Evening with Tim Tebow on March 14, 2023.

Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education will host the two-time national champion and Heisman Trophy winner beginning at 7 p.m. in Samford’s Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center. Tebow will share insights from his book Mission Possible which will inspire you to find your mission, pursue your purpose and create a life that counts.

When asked what inspired him to write Mission Possible, Tebow says, “Mission Possible was born out of my daily experience witnessing my mom and dad live out the meaning of this book every single day. They are my two greatest examples, other than Jesus Christ, and they taught me that God can use you where you’re at with what you have.”

Enjoy an evening of inspiration as Tebow challenges you to find your mission and pursue a bolder, brighter, more fulfilling life.

“I hope readers are inspired to say yes to whatever the mission is that God has for them, not in the future, but right now.”

Tebow is a two-time national champion, Heisman Trophy winner, first-round NFL draft pick, and a former professional baseball player. The five-time New York Times best-selling author, speaker, and football analyst is most passionate about his work with the Tim Tebow Foundation, whose mission is to bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. The Tim Tebow Foundation is currently fighting for people who can’t fight for themselves in more than 70 countries and counting through four primary ministry focuses with 16 initiatives. Tim is married to Demi-Leigh Tebow, a speaker, influencer, entrepreneur, and Miss Universe 2017. Tim and Demi live in Jacksonville, Florida, with their three dogs, Chunk, Kobe, and Paris.

Tebow has also created a ministry to serve teens with special needs called Night to Shine, which provides an unforgettable prom night experience. To support Tebow’s heart for individuals with special needs, event sponsors will create a memorable experience for students with special needs from Unless U and Turning Points by providing tickets to the event. Sponsorship opportunities are available. A portion of the proceeds from the Tom and Marla Corts Distinguished Author Series will benefit scholarships for students pursuing a degree in special education within Orlean Beeson School of Education.

Reserved seating is available for $25, $55 and $75. Samford student tickets are $10 and VIP tickets are $250. VIP ticket holders will receive a signed copy of Mission Possible, a photo with Tim Tebow, special seating and attendance at a VIP reception. The VIP reception will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Brock Recital Hall foyer. Purchase your tickets today. Group sales may be coordinated by calling the ticket office at 205-726-2853.

The Tom and Marla Corts Distinguished Author Series was established in 2011 to highlight reading and literacy and provide financial support for Samford’s Orlean Beeson School of Education. The Percy Cook Ratliff Lecture Series was established in 1992 to bring visiting speakers with special expertise to Samford.

Previous speakers include Greg Mortenson, Wendell Berry, Garrison Keillor, Wes Moore, Laura Bush, Parker J. Palmer, Philip Yancey, Eric Motley, Anthony Ray Hinton, Patti Callahan Henry and Charles Martin.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.