Tim Tebow Hosts Prom for 115,000 Special Needs Kids
Christian athlete and broadcaster Tim Tebow hosted Night to Shine, an event for special needs teenagers.
Held last week through his foundation at churches around the world, the event offers special needs teenagers a prom night experience.
Over 200,000 volunteers arranged a red carpet entrance, cheering paparazzi, catered dinner, dancing and more. Some attendees arrive by limousine.
— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) February 8, 2020
“We have decided to go out of our way to make the biggest, the most special night of the year for people with special needs because they’re worth it and they’re special,” Tebow told Fox News.
Night to Shine is held in more than 720 churches across the United States and other parts of the world, bringing together 115,000 prom goers ages 14 and up, all of whom have special needs.
Tebow and his wife, South African model Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, visited three locations prior to the big night.
At each individual event, every guest is crowned Prom King or Queen to rousing applause.
“The world gets a little smaller on #NightToShine,” Tebow wrote on social media. “Miles apart, the same message – we are ALL created in God’s image. So grateful to see all the children and people with special needs celebrated tonight.”
This year’s Night to Shine was the sixth annual, which is sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation.