The Tim Tebow Foundation, in its fifth year, is set to hold its Night to Shine proms, honoring special needs children. 

The foundation's mission statement is to bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need.

The Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL star sat down with Ainsley Earhardt this morning to go over what tonight's events are all about. 

Tebow said the idea for the Night to Shine quickly spread to 26 states and the foundation is partnering with 45 churches and 15,000 volunteers, including churches in Kenya and Uganda.


"I really believe when you're blessed with a platform, you need to make other people feel special and that's what we're trying to do with this night," said Tebow.

He said it was "humbling" to see so many people join the effort, adding that his biggest goal is bringing God into the lives of the less fortunate.

Earhardt asked Tebow about the criticism he took in some quarters during his NFL career for his open displays of faith.

He said faith is the most important thing in his life and he's trying to focus on making a difference for special needs children and orphans.

"So many times Christianity and the Bible can get so cluttered, but I try to keep it very simple: to love God and to love other people. ... We want to care for the least of these, the people that a lot of people have forgotten," he said.

Watch the full interview above.