ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Even though they are two of the most famous athletes to come from Jacksonville, Tim Tebow and Chipper Jones have never met.
That might change soon.
The New York Jets quarterback and the Atlanta Braves third baseman are partnering to open a D1 Sports Training facility in Orlando. It will house an indoor turf field and a state-of-the-art weight room to go with a sports medicine and therapy clinic run by Orlando Orthopaedic Center, which also is an owner.
Tebow trained at D1 Nashville prior to the 2010 NFL draft. He became a co-owner of D1 Savannah in April 2011 and joined Jones as a co-owner in D1 Tampa in January.
Tebow will hold a members-only training event June 24 at the new facility, which will open the next day.