PHOENIX — Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow visited St. Vincent de Paul this week in Phoenix.
Tebow visited the shelter, telling staff members that he wanted to visit the guests who live there as well as on the streets and give back.
During the visit, Tebow brought 50 new pairs of shoes for guests.
St. Vincent de Paul said at the end of the visit, there were more people left without shoes as Tebow exited. So, the former Heisman Trophy winner took the shoes he was wearing off and gave them to a guest on his way out.
He also took down a list of people at the visit that didn’t get shoes that day, and sent them all a pair through St. Vincent de Paul.
“If you ask me, or many of our guests, Tim has gone from professional athlete to Super Hero in just a few years,” said Steve Zabilski, Chief Executive Officer of St. Vincent de Paul. “His actions off the field are as impressive as any last-minute touchdown pass, or game-winning home run. I think we all can agree on that.”