MORRISTOWN, N.J. (WordNews.org) Jan. 30, 2017 – On Feb. 10, 2017, Liquid Church in Morristown, N.J., will play host for a Night to Shine prom for special needs students who are 14 years old or older. This is an event sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation.
It will be just one of more than 350 sites around the world to host the special night that is created to show God’s love to people with special needs, organizers said.
Proms are being held in all 50 states and 10 countries and the numbers continue to grow, organizers said.
“We are honored to be able to work with so many churches across the county and around the world to impact the lives of people with special needs,” said Erik Dellenback, executive director of the Tim Tebow Foundation. “After such an amazing response to the first two years of Night to Shine, our prayer is that this event will continue to change the face of Valentine’s Day weekend from simply a celebration of love, to a celebration of God’s love for people with special needs.”
As sponsor of Night to Shine, the Tim Tebow Foundation will provide each host church with the official 2017 Night to Shine Planning Manual, the official Night to Shine Prom Kit, complete with decorations and gifts for the guests, and personalized guidance and support from a Tim Tebow Foundation staff member. The foundation also is providing financial support to hundreds of churches needing assistance in hosting the event.
During Night to Shine 2015, 44 host churches and 15,000 volunteers worked together to honor more than 7,000 kings and queens of the prom. Last February, Night to Shine 2016 saw 450 percent growth, reaching 32,000 honored guests in 201 host churches with 75,000 volunteers. Night to Shine 2017 promises to be the biggest event yet, with more than 350 churches already signed up to participate all around the world.
“We started Night to Shine because we wanted people with special needs to feel important, to know they are loved but more importantly to know that there’s a God that loves them and a God that created them just the way that they are and He has a special plan for their lives,” said Tebow. Tebow is one of the most well-kown athletes, a winner of the Heisman Trophy, former NFL quarterback and now a Minor League baseball player with the New York Mets.