No matter the age — 16 to 76 — the kings and queens at Night to Shine love to sing and dance.
Night to Shine is an annual prom-like experience for folks with special needs that has been hosted by Redemption Christian Church for four years. The Tim Tebow Foundation started the event five years ago and Tebow makes appearances at random hosting sites around the country on the night of the events.
At Redemption, 100s of volunteers create a special event for the nearly 200 attendees. Local stylists set up stations early in the day to style hair, apply makeup and paint nails.
After getting dolled up, the excited guests are matched with volunteer buddies/chaperones who stay with them through the evening.
When the prom opens, each guest is given a limo ride to make an entrance through a waiting line of 100s of fans and paparazzi. They sashay down the aisle waving and giving high-fives to the music of clicking cameras and cheering.
After finishing a catered dinner, each attendee walks onto a lighted stage to a cheering crowd to be presented with a crown or tiara before being escorted onto the dance floor for a night of boogying.