Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
On April 13, 2013, Colorado Springs Christian Schools was honored to host Tim Tebow for our Lion’s Heart Celebration fundraiser. The amazing aspect of the date that was chosen was that 4-13-13 also represents one of Tim’s favorite Bible verses, Philippians 4:13. So we knew from the start that this was going to be an extra special event. In 2011, our team started the communication with Tim’s representatives to invite him to be our Lion’s Heart Award recipient. Circumstances as they were with Tim being traded from the Broncos to the Jets proved to be a challenge in making it work for everyone’s schedules. But we persevered and in October of 2012, we received the call that Tim had accepted our invitation and we hit the ground running from there! For 6 months, our team worked and prayed over every detail of this event that God would be glorified first and foremost, that people would come to know the Lord, but also that CSCS would be able to impact lives and showcase the qualities that make us stand apart as a Christian school.
Our Lion’s Heart award was established by CSCS to recognize outstanding contributions in education and leadership by members of our community and nation. This award has been given to leaders in education, politics, business and faith communities, and now the circle of influence of the Lion’s Heart Award has expanded to include the professional sports arena. Tim is a leader. It is said that the mark of true leadership is the ability to demonstrate courage when facing fear, strength when challenges are great and the opposition is overwhelming, and to leave people better off than when you first encounter them. That is part of what Tim Tebow is about and is the reason why we chose to honor him with the Lion’s Heart Award.
We are so thankful for our many sponsors, donors and contributors who showed their support for our school financially, as well as through prayer. Over $150,000 was raised for the school through this event and we praise the Lord for that! We have had a very positive response to the event and I have included just a couple of excerpts from some of those who attended: