SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Santa Barbara based speaking management firm, The Joy Agency announces two celebrity tours featuring Surfing Champion Bethany Hamilton (Surfer who lost her arm to a shark) and Tim Tebow (NFL Quarterback) on two nation wide speaking tours. Bethany Hamilton’s tour begins on Easter Sunday April 5and concludes on Sunday April 12. She will be visiting San Diego, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, Lubbock Texas and Bossier City,Iowa. Bethany Hamilton will be sharing her story of courage, faith and triumph to audiences ranging from 2,000 – 5,000. This will be Bethany’s first public debut since announcing her pregnancy. In 2003, during a surfing session, Bethany suffered the loss of her armdue to a 14-foot tiger shark off the coast of Hawaii.  Since the devastating accident, Bethany’s recovery and spirit both on and off her board have inspired millions.

Hamilton explains that sharing her story is, “a wonderful way for people to know that God can take a really hard circumstance and bring so much good from it.”

Most of Bethany’s events on The Joy Agency’s tour will include a live speaking appearance as well as a VIP event where attendees get an opportunity to meet Bethany, ask for an autograph and snap a photo with Bethany.  For more on the tour, follow the hashtag thread: #bethanytour.

Tim Tebow’s tour will begin on Friday April 10 and will conclude on Sunday April 19. Tim will visit Lake Charles, Louisiana, Knoxville,Tennessee, Sioux Falls South Dakota, Rapid City South Dakota, Grand Island Nebraska and Sheridan, Wyoming.  Tim will share his testimony and message on perseverance and dedication to excellence to groups ranging from 2,000 to 8,000 attendees.  Rapid City host Bob Parsons from Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) says, “I anticipate this will be one of the largest events Rapid City has seen in five years. The excitement for Tim coming to town is outrageous.”

Rapid City is expecting 8,000 people will attend to hear Tim share his life story.  Bob Parsons adds, “We are hoping that Tim’s message of faith, hope and love will ease racial tension dividing our area. Our area has suffered several suicides in the last few months, and we need a message of hope and a brighter day.”

Most of Tim’s events on The Joy Agency’s tour will include a live speaking appearance as well as a VIP event where attendees have an opportunity to meet Tim. For more on the tour, follow the hashtag thread: #tebowtour.

The Joy Agency arranged both tours for Bethany and Tim from initial conception, to securing the cities/ hosts for each event, as well as managing all the event coordination for the tours. CEO Paige Kearin who will travel with Bethany and Tim shares “It’s remarkable to see how our clients positively impact audiences with their hopeful messages. Bethany and Tim will touch many communities who need their words of faith and strength even in the most difficult times.

Watch the live feed on Periscope by following The Joy Agency’s Twitter (@TheJoyAgency) and Facebook account to catch a glimpse of Bethany and Tim’s appearances along their tour.

The Joy Agency is a boutique speaking firm that represents a choice few celebrities.