GATOR NATION NIGHT TO SHINE
Night To Shine 2023
Lights, music, limos, gowns and tuxedos, Kings and Queens walking the red carpet and dancing the night away… these are the key ingredients of an incredible Night to Shine!
You may not realize it, but people with special needs and their families are one of the largest unreached people groups in the world, and we are thrilled that through Night to Shine we will have an open door to reach your community with the love of Christ!
We want people with special needs know that they are valued and loved by their Creator, and that He has a special plan for their lives.
The Tim Tebow Foundation has a great passion for people with special needs, and in 2014 we launched Night to Shine with a simple vision… work with churches around the country to provide an incredible prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs. God’s vision was bigger…
In eight years, Night to Shine, through hundreds of churches and thousands of volunteers, has become a worldwide movement that is changing Valentine’s Day from simply a celebration of love, to a celebration of God’s love by honoring people with special needs and the value of life. It’s a night not only for our guests to shine, but for churches to shine, for volunteers to shine, and most importantly, for Christ to shine.
Every guest of Night to Shine enters this complimentary event on a red carpet complete with a warm welcome from a friendly crowd and paparazzi. Once inside, guests receive the royal treatment, including hair and makeup stations, shoe shining stations, limousine rides, corsages and boutonnieres, a karaoke room, a catered dinner, prom favors for each honored guest, a Respite Room for parents and caretakers, and, of course, dancing! The highlight of the night comes when every one of the Night to Shine guests is crowned a king or queen of the prom!
Night To Shine
Through the pandemic, we learned that many guests enjoy and benefit from having a virtual option due to overstimulation, illness, location and other barriers. Because of this, we want to make Night to Shine as accessible as possible by continuing to provide a Virtual Celebration.
The Night to Shine Virtual Celebration will feature many of the beloved elements of the in-person event adapted for a virtual video experience and may include:
• A virtual walk down the red carpet
• Messages from special celebrity guests
• Music and karaoke, with words for guests to be able to sing along
• A crowning ceremony
Please note: If you register by January 20, 2023, you will receive a free gift bag with some goodies to enhance your virtual experience. If you register after January 20, 2023, you will still be able to join us virtually without a gift bag.
Who is Invited to Night To Shine?
Anyone with special needs aged 14+ including people with disabilities that may be physical or psychological. This event is 100% FREE of charge for our guests with special needs.