Tebow to Headline Local Youth Fundraiser

Feb 20, 2013 No Comments by

FRESNO – Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural The Inspire Gala, featuring keynote speaker Tim Tebow, the quarterback for the New York Jets and first sophomore recipient of the Heisman Trophy.

Photo of Tim Tebow taken on 1-1-2012 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High (Denver Colorado).

The gala, coming to the Fresno Convention Center on April 5, will benefit a special mentorship program that is a partnership between Fresno Christian Schools and Break the Barriers.  Juniors and seniors from Fresno Christian Schools come regularly to the Break the Barriers facility to become “buddies” with the kids there, and to help them along through different physical tasks through encouragement, thus building on their self-esteem.

“They’re building a relationship, rather than just getting their time in,” said Deby Hergenrader, executive director and co-founder of Break the Barriers.  “And it’s a relationship that they probably would not be able to experience if they didn’t have the mentorship.”

Debbie Siebert, superintendent of Fresno Christian Schools, said the program fits in perfectly with the high school junior and seniors’ Bible classes.

“I’m always looking for ways to get our children out into the community where they can serve during the school day,” Siebert said.

Tebow’s message on April 5 will be “Living a Life of Significance.”  For other information and to purchase tickets, visit www.inspiregala.com.


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James Olinger is a native of the San Joaquin Valley. He graduated from West Hills College in Coalinga, California in 2000 with an associate's degree in liberal arts. He joined Business Street in 2004 as a staff writer, and became the associate editor in 2007. He maintains that position today, writing for Business Street Online in a variety of topics.
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