W15H Reunites Tim Tebow and 16-year-old Adam HubbsOctober 8th, 2011
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For 16-year-old Adam Hubbs, sports have been an important part of his life. Known as one of the fastest players on his pee wee football team, Hubbs always dreamt of the day he would play in front of thousands of fans as a professional football player. In 2008, the dream of stepping onto an official NFL field was diminished when Hubbs was diagnosed with a rare life-threatening blood disorder.
On Sunday at the Denver Broncos home game, Hubbs will finally have that opportunity to step on the field he always dreamt of, but now it will be alongside his hero and inspiration, Tim Tebow.
In June 2010, Hubbs was given the opportunity to meet Tebow in Orlando at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex. Together they played catch, enjoyed attractions, and played arcade games. Following their time together, Tebow invited Hubbs as his special guest to a future Denver Broncos game.
Through the Tim Tebow Foundation’s Wish 15 (W15H) program, in partnership with Dreams Come True of Jacksonville, Hubbs will get to create unforgettable memories on Sports Authority Field at Mile High. He will spend pregame on the field before meeting Tebow, the person whose inspiration helped him to overcome his obstacles and bring back the joy of playing football.
Hubbs, since being diagnosed, has underwent many medical battles, including being in a coma for five weeks and suffering a stroke that would paralyze the left side of his body. He continues to recover from the damage caused by the stroke and hopes that the hard work and determination he has learned from Tebow will pave a path for him to play sports once again.
W15H was created to give an unforgettable wish experience for all children battling life- threatening illnesses who wish to meet Tebow. Hubbs’ experience will include four fun-filled days of exclusive activities and gifts, beginning on Friday following his arrival to Denver with dinner and arcade games courtesy of Dave & Busters. On Saturday, he will be a VIP guest at Elitch Garden Theme and Water Park where he will enjoy all the rides and fair-like activities. Following his exciting day at the theme park, Hubbs will enjoy a wonderful dinner provided by Denver’s Hard Rock Café. The highlight of the trip will be on Sunday when Hubbs will stand side by side with Tebow during the pregame warm-ups and then enjoy the remainder of the game in terrific seats set up by the Denver Broncos. During his time in Denver, Hubbs will enjoy picturesque views of the city and Sports Authority Field at Mile High from the window of his room at the Hyatt. He will not leave Denver empty handed, as W15H will provide him with a gift package that includes: exclusive W15H travel luggage; Tebow’s book, Through My Eyes, and a #15 jersey; Nike duffle bag; Jockey gift card and so much more.