Two local churches, First Baptist and GracePointe, have announced that they will serve as a host of Night to Shine 2021, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. The unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, celebrating people with special needs will be held by host churches around the world simultaneously on Friday, February 12, 2021 through a unique online event. In a time when so many people have been left feeling alone or alienated, it is important for FBC and GracePointe to stand with the Tim Tebow Foundation in this way to honor our local community of people with special needs, ensuring they know they are valued and they are loved.
Due to the global circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the safety of every honored guest with special needs as a top priority, Night to Shine 2021 will be an unforgettable virtual experience. This unique virtual event will be complete with all of the treasured prom elements, as every guest will get to enjoy music, dancing, prom favors, messages from special guests…all leading up to the moment when each guest is crowned king or queen of the prom.
“The reason Night to Shine is so special to me is because all the boys…all of the girls… that the rest of the world has forgotten, that so many times we haven’t clapped for, we haven’t cheered for, we haven’t loved…this is the night where we get to bring them together and say, ‘you matter, we love you and we are throwing this awesome party because that’s how special you are.’ This is why we knew we couldn’t cancel Night to Shine 2021. Our heart is always to love and encourage and it’s never to put anyone at risk and that is why we are confident in our decision to celebrate Night to Shine 2021 as a fully virtual experience,” said Tim Tebow, founder of the Tim Tebow Foundation.
In an effort to make the virtual experience especially unforgettable, FBC and GracePointe will be putting together a “Royal Post” delivery for each special guest that they’re calling, Prom in a Box. Stuffed with fun goodies and the ever-popular Prom King and Queen crowns, each box will allow guests to celebrate in style from the safety of their home and still experience the magic of Night to Shine.
Heading into its seventh year, Night to Shine continues to experience incredible growth. The event launched in 2015 with 44 host churches and 15,000 volunteers honoring more than 7,000 kings and queens of the prom. This past February, 721 host churches and 215,000 volunteers came together to celebrate 110,000 honored guests with special needs. In 2021, the Tim Tebow Foundation looks forward to growing the ministry of Night to Shine around the globe and serving even more people with special needs through this exclusive virtual experience in February.
For additional information on the Night to Shine hosted by First Baptist Church and GracePointe Church in Douglas, including how you can register to participate, visit www.nighttoshinedouglas.org.
For more information on the worldwide movement of Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, visit: www.timtebowfoundation.org.