For those of you who have not heard of Night To Shine, this red-carpet prom is held one night a year at over 540 churches from all over the world, celebrating the lives of beautiful individuals with special needs, crowning them Kings and Queens. From carriage rides to limousines, backdrops, and dance floors, the night is full of memorable moments, and attractions.
I cannot begin to explain the amount of pure joy washed over these precious faces as I enjoyed the evening with my buddy, Grace. When you volunteer as a buddy you become someone’s date or friend to the prom. You escort them around, have fun, talk, laugh, dance, and enjoy the festivities. Grace was a sweet 14-year-old girl who LOVED to dance. When I say LOVED, I mean “dance all night love to dance!” That was her favorite part of the night. She taught me how to do the “Stanky Legg,” but I wasn’t as good as her! She also enjoyed the carriage ride we went on, even though the lines were a bit long, that must have been everyone else’s must do too! In her free time, Grace rides horses, is a cheerleader, dances (of course) and has fun with her two older siblings and their family dogs. Grace may have autism, but that doesn’t stop her from living her life to the fullest like anyone else.
I totally recommend getting involved with the serving opportunities Night To Shine offers. This was truly a wonderful experience that makes a lifetime of memories. I am already so excited for next year! #NightToShine2018
If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, please visit the Tim Tebow Foundation - Night To Shine web page. You can also follow the Tim Tebow Foundation on social media for more updates here.