(CBS4) – Former Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is now part-owner of a professional sports franchise. Tebow is among an ownership group who has purchased minority shares in the Jacksonville Iceman. The ownership group includes Jacksonville Jaguars co-captain Myles Jack and former Broncos defensive lineman Reggie Hayward. Hayward played four seasons with the Broncos — from 2001 to 2004.
“I simply love Jacksonville,” said Tebow said in a team statement.READ MORE: Colorado Lawmakers Consider Auditing State’s COVID Testing Program: 'It’s Not Fair 1,100 Nursing Home Patients Died'
“I am excited to be a part of this new endeavor with the Icemen. It is important to me to invest back into the community that has meant so much to me.Â I look forward to including and expanding the Icemenâs involvement in our Tim Tebow Foundation and other community initiatives.”
The Icemen compete in the ECHL, a 26-team league with teams in the United States and Canada. The Icemen are the ECHL affiliate of the NHLâs Winnipeg Jets. The Utah Grizzlies are the ECHL affiliate for the Colorado Avalanche and the Colorado Eagles, who are the Avalanche’s AHL affiliate team.READ MORE: Ptarmigan Fire: Hundreds Remain Evacuated Morning After Wildfire Started Near Homes In Summit County
Tebowâs addition brings the number of team owners of the Iceman to 20. He joins Jacksonville native and former Colorado Rockies infielder Daniel Murphy as professional athletes in the Icemenâs ownership group.
âI am extremely excited for the opportunity to welcome aboard additional community members to our Icemen family,â said Icemen Majority Partner & CEO Andy Kaufmann. âThese latest additions to our team will help us extend our reach into the community and will further solidify the Icemen as Jacksonvilleâs team for many years to come.âMORE NEWS: Denver Weather: Tuesday Is Our Final Warm Day, Cool And Wet Weather Is Coming
The Icemen are expected to open the 2020-21 season on Dec. 11.