Pam Tebow, the mother of former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, is keynote speaker at the Stillwater Project Life fund-raiser banquet Oct. 1 at the Prom Center in Oakdale.
According to Project Life Director Lisa Schmitz, Project Life has served women dealing with unplanned pregnancies in the St. Croix Valley for 26 years. The group provides free pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, STI testing and pre-natal care for persons choosing to carry their children to term.
Project Life also helps with employment services, education resources, housing assistance, mentoring, community health and health insurance options post-pregnancy if necessary.
The organizations aims to strengthen the lives of individuals and families by providing health, educational and supportive programs that promote life, foster human dignity and build community.
The organization’s annual banquet helps fund its programs. Tickets are $50 per person and some sponsored seats available for those who can’t afford the ticket but would like to attend. The evening begins with a 6 p.m. social hour, dinner at 6:30, followed by a short program before Pam Tebow will take the stage at 7:30.
A release about the event states that Pam Tebow, a pro-life speaker, was given a national platform to encourage the pro-life message when ESPN aired a portion of an interview with her that focused on her refusal to abort “Timmy” when she was advised to do so. In 2010 Pam and Tim Tebow were in a Super Bowl commercial that celebrated family and life which, according to a Barna survey, resulted in 5.5 million people “having cause to rethink their stand on abortion.”
“I haven’t heard the entire story about Pam and Tim, I don’t know whether it was medical conditions or other reasons, but she and her husband decided not to,” Schmitz said. “And he turned out to be a professional football star athlete. I’m sure the details will unfold at the event but I am really curious to hear about the details myself.”
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