People with Special Needs Experience A Night to Shine

Night to Shine- insideTuxedos and gowns, a red carpet and crowns for everyone. For over 32,000 people with special needs, Night to Shine, a prom sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation and held on February 12th at over 200 churches in 48 states and 8 countries, was the experience of a lifetime.

St. Paul Lutheran Church and School in Boca Raton hosted 100 guests this year with support from over 250 local volunteers. “Church is more than a building,” said Steve Carretto, Sr. Pastor. “It’s about showing God’s love to our community and to the world – to be people loving and caring for other people. There’s nothing more important in this world than that.”

After arrival, guests walked a red carpet lined with nearly 100 paparazzi, followed by dinner, dancing, karaoke and limo rides. Night to Shine also offered VIP treatment to parents and caregivers including a catered dinner, respite room, live streaming of the prom dance floor and time to relax.

As one parent commented after the prom, “When we got to our car, my daughter looked at me and said, ‘I’m glad I got you,’ and I said, ‘I’m glad I got you, too.’”

Tim Tebow said, “Every moment of your life, God looks at you as a King or Queen because that is how special you are, and that is how much you are loved!”

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