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Tim Tebow and his mother to be featured in Super Bowl ad



If you're one of those people that was just so sure Tim Tebow would vanish into obscurity once his Florida football career was over, I've got bad news for you.

Tebow's not going away anytime soon, it appears.

The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner and his mother, Pam, will be featured in a 30-second Super Bowl ad for Focus on the Family - the first Super Bowl ad in the group's history. The Super Bowl will be televised live on CBS, Feb. 7, from Miami.

The mother and son will share a personal story in the 30-second spot from the international family-help organization, which will focus on the theme "Celebrate Family, Celebrate Life."

"Tim and Pam share our respect for life and our passion for helping families thrive," said Jim Daly, president and CEO of Focus on the Family. "They live what we see every day - that the desire for family closeness is written on the hearts of every generation. Focus on the Family is about nurturing that desire and strengthening families by empowering them with the tools they need to live lives rooted in morals and values."

The organization said all funds to air the ad came from a small group of "very generous and committed friends" who donated specifically to support the project. No money from the ministry's general fund was used.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 1:35pm]


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