Few players in recent memory have matched the passion and desire that Tim Tebow displayed on the football field during his college career. The 2007 Heisman winner from Florida was known for exhorting his teams to victory, sometimes carrying them through sheer physical will.
So it’s fitting that the Tim Tebow Foundation will celebrate its five-year anniversary this February with an event focused on those who don’t always have the means to enjoy what most of us take for granted.
The Foundation — one of the many charities supported by the Heisman Trust — has launched an initiative to create ‘Night to Shine’ proms in up to 50 different cities across the country. The vision of ‘Night to Shine’ is to provide an extraordinary prom night experience centered on God’s love for people with special needs, ages 16 and older.
“We are so excited to be able to create this opportunity for thousands of people around the country with special needs,” said Tebow. “This event perfectly fits our mission to bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need.”
This nationwide event will take place on February 13, 2015, simultaneously at participating churches across the country. Each prom will include special elements, consisting of a red carpet entrance with paparazzi, limousine rides, hair and makeup beauty stations, shoeshines, a dance floor, food and much more. At least 100 people with special needs are expected to be in attendance at each church for this nationwide event.
The following churches have already agreed to participate:
242 Community Church – Brighton, MI
Brooklife Church – Mukwonago, WI
Capital Area Christian Church – Mechanicsburg, PA
Celebrate Community Church – Sioux Falls, SD
Central Christian Church – Beloit, WI
Christ’s Church – Jacksonville, FL
Christ’s Church at Mason – Mason, OH
Crossroads Christian Church – Grand Prairie, TX
Eastpoint Christian Church – Portland, ME
Faith Church – New Milford, CT
First Christian Church Ministries – Kernersville, NC
Impact Church – Scottsdale, AZ
Jill’ House – Vienna, VA
Legacy Church – Albuquerque, NM
Lifepointe Church – Raleigh, NC
Liquid Church – Mountainside, NJ
Mountain Christian Church – Joppa, MD
Newberg Christian Church – Newberg, OR
Parkview Christian Church – Orland Park, IL
Pikes Peak Christian Church – Colorado Springs, CO
Seacoast Church – Mount Pleasant, SC
The Crossing – Quincy, IL
White Oak Christian Church – Cincinnati, OH
There’s still time to get involved with Night to Shine. Here’s how:
Recommend a Guest
If you know of someone who would be interested in attending a Night to Shine prom, please contact the host church nearest to you. If there is not a host church in your area, please consider referring a church in your city.
Refer a Church
The Tim Tebow Foundation will sponsor up to 50 prom events. If your church is interested in being a 2015 host city for a Night to Shine, please contact Eliza Lewis at [email protected].
Each of these events will require a large team of volunteers. Team Tebow members or other interested volunteers can connect with a participating church in their area regarding opportunities to serve.
All donations to Night to Shine will go towards funding these events and providing a brighter day for people with special needs. To donate, please visit www.timtebowfoundation.org/donate.php
For more on the Tim Tebow Foundation, please visit www.timtebowfoundation.org.