Tim Tebow surprises kids at Boys & Girls Club in Jacksonville

Former Gators quarterback helps paint auditorium walls

By Destiny McKeiver - Multi-media journalist

Tim Tebow at Boys and Girls Club

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Hometown hero Tim Tebow was at again on Friday before the Florida-Georgia game in Jacksonville. 

He visited members of the Boys and Girls Club on Pearl Street in the city's Brentwood neighborhood. 

But the former Florida Gators quarterback wasn't the only surprise.

Tebow helped paint the auditorium walls of the Boys and Girls Club ahead of this weekend's annual rivalry game. 

It was part of Allstate's "All Hands In" project, which encourages the college football community to give back and lend a helping hand. 

"That's why I've been a part of Allstate since I played (and), now, being a brand ambassador. Why I did that? Because the good work seems awesome," Tebow said. "We're encouraging kids to be good at what you do in the classroom and on the field. But it's also important to be out there and take your platform into the community and try to inspire and change lives."

The Boys and Girls Club was Tebow's third volunteer stop of the day.

He said he's looking forward to Saturday's game. 

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