The Southwest Florida Community Prayer Breakfast will host its annual event at 6 a.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2024, at the Lee Health Sports Complex, located at 14100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway in Fort Myers.
Returning by popular demand is Tim Tebow, two-time national champion, first-round NFL draft pick and Heisman trophy winner. Tebow will be joined by his wife Demi-Leigh Tebow, a former Miss Universe 2017 and founder of the Unbreakable Campaign, as this year’s keynote speakers. During the event, the couple will share their powerful stories of faith along with their shared passion for serving others.
Registration is now open at communityprayerbreakfast.com/. Thanks to the sponsors, the event is complimentary and includes breakfast and a unified prayer program, in addition to the keynote address.
The SWFL Community Prayer Breakfast event sponsor is the Daniel R. and Anne M. Harper Foundation, and the 2024 Speaker Sponsors are AIM Engineering, Edison National Bank, Ron and Sherry Inge, LSI Companies, Quinton B. and Beverly H. McNew Foundation, John and Pam Noland, the John E. and Aliese Price Foundation, Donna Sublett, and Bill and Kim White. Sponsorships are still available for the 2024 event. For more information, please email SWFLCommunityPrayerBreakfast@gmail.com or call 239-744-7769.
The event is held annually on the first Thursday of May, and local, state and federal observances are held from dawn to dusk nationwide. Over 2 million people participate in the special day annually and Fort Myers has honored the day each year since 1988, with the exception of 2021.
As the son of missionaries, Tebow has continuously worked to spread God’s word by serving people in need. Tebow is the author of four New York Times Best Selling books, which include “Through My Eyes,” “Discovering Your True Identity,” “This Is the Day” and his most recent release, “Bronco & Friends.” He is also the founder of the Tim Tebow Foundation, an organization with the goal of bringing faith, hope and love to those in need of a brighter day. The foundation makes dreams come true for children with life-threatening injuries and provides surgeries to children in the Philippines through the Tebow CURE Hospital.
Demi-Leigh Tebow, a South Africa native, is the founder of the Unbreakable Campaign. The campaign’s goal is to educate and empower women globally on how to prevent and manage dangerous situations. The campaign was founded after she survived a hijacking attempt in South Africa. Through her work as Miss Universe, Tebow was able to expand the Unbreakable initiative to create a community of hope and support across the globe. Tebow is also a board member of Her Song, an Anti-Human Trafficking ministry within the Tim Tebow Foundation.
“Tim and Demi Tebow encapsulate the true essence of what it means to serve God in all that they do,” said Ron Inge, president of Southwest Florida Community Prayer Breakfast, Inc. “We look forward to having Tim return, joined by his wife, for this year’s annual breakfast and hearing their message of faith and outreach to others that they will share with the Southwest Florida community.”
Southwest Florida Community Prayer Breakfast, Inc. was founded to guarantee that the prayer breakfast continues to be celebrated annually, thanks to the generous support of local businesses, organizations, individuals and foundations. John Noland, Carl Barraco, Gary Trippe, Ron Inge, Richard Akin, Ashley Hull and Matt Roepstorff serve as board members of the Southwest Florida Community Prayer Breakfast.