He's been anointed one of the favorite sons of Gator football. Former quarterback Tim Tebow will appear on April 9 at a benefit gala at Mount Dora Christian Academy.
The former University of Florida quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner will speak about his career in football, as well as his significant work with children.
Tebow was drafted by the Denver Broncos and excelled at winning in a clutch position. Off the gridiron, Tebow has a faith-based foundation that assists children in need around the world. Proceeds for the event benefit Mount Dora Children’s Home and Single Parent Program which also aims at helping children.
The gala begins at 6 p.m. in the school's gymnasium. Tickets range from $40 to $200 and were still available at press time. Event sponsors will have the opportunity to meet Tebow personally.
Tickets can be purchased at the academy's Development Office at 301 W. 13th Ave. in Mount Dora.
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A new form of retail therapy will go down in Mount Dora this Saturday. The stylish women at a local salonspa are sacrificing their treasure trove of trendy accessories to benefit not only other fashionistas, but more importantly, Mother Earth.
Pure Aveda Salonspa stylists and employees generously gathered their coveted excess accessories to sell in their downtown courtyard this Saturday. The money raised will benefit St. Johns Riverkeeper, an organization that defends and advocates for the protection and restoration of the St. Johns River.
The owners of Pure Aveda, Ric and Michele Wilson, have been fundraising for environmental protection for over thirty years. The last five years, the business has raised money for St. Johns Riverkeeper and the cumulative donations could reach $20,000 this year after their various fundraising throughout April.
" Mount Dora, like a vast number of Florida communities, depends upon the health and sustainability of the St. Johns River, said Michele. " We believe in the efforts being made by The St. Johns Riverkeeper to reduce the impact upon the river, and aid in its protection and restoration. "