Night to Shine.
Celebrating people with developmental difficulties and giving them a night they will never forget.

Gainesville, FL
February 5th -  Live Shine-Thru
February 11th - Worldwide Virtual Event

Two Events
Double the Celebration

Shine-Thru Parade Event 
February 5th, 11 am - 4 pm
Westside Baptist Church
Worldwide Virtual Celebration
February 11th, 6:00 pm

Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love for people with special needs ages 14 and older. This February 2022, Gator Nation celebrates their seventh anniversary of hosting Night to Shine!


As our world has continued to adapt with each new wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tim Tebow Foundation has been in constant prayer regarding safely celebrating every honored guest of Night to Shine. In light of continued uncertainty, new variants and our desire to not put anyone in harm’s way, they have made the decision to move Night to Shine 2022 to a parade-style Shine-Thru event on Saturday, February 5th and a Virtual Celebration on February 11th.  

No pandemic can stop God’s love for His people and we are determined more than ever to celebrate, honor, love and support the cherished Kings and Queens of Night to Shine in 2022! We are excited to create an unforgettable experience that will incorporate and adapt all the favorite elements of Night to Shine into ONE incredible night. This year, Night to Shine will honor our guests at parade-style Shine Thru events in your local community in addition to a captivating Virtual Celebration for people with special needs around the world!

Check out the fun and meaningful time we had in 2020 below! 

Worldwide Impact

Even in the midst of Covid, on one night in 2021,  721 churches from around the world came together to host Night to Shine for approximately 115,000 honored guests through the support of 215,000 volunteers! Watch the Official 2021 Worldwide Highlight Video here:


About Night to Shine

What is Night to Shine?

A vision started and supported by the Tim Tebow Foundation which has ignited over 500 churches worldwide to host a prom on the same night for adults with special needs. Guests will be celebrated with a red carpet welcome, crowns and tiaras, corsages and boutonnieres, games, dancing, dinner, photo portraits, and all around VIP treatment. The vision is to provide an unforgettable night full of faith, hope and love for the amazing people with special needs who are truly Kings and Queens.





This was my first time volunteering and I was so humbled and I loved how wonderful the buddy's were so compassionate and how the gators ball players and cheer leaders were interactive I am just so in awe and cant wait to volunteer again .



There is no other equal experience in our community for our guests. Truly amazing.



It was a time we were able to be immersed in an environment that we feel is truly what God intends for us to do every day, all day long with every person. What a wonderful atmosphere you created for us all to enjoy!



Meet your Gator Nation Night to Shine hosts for 2022!