WHAT IS NIGHT TO SHINE?
(Information below pertains to a typical Night to Shine experience. Night to Shine 2021 & 2022 have been impacted by COVID 19.)
Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 14 and older. On Friday, February 7, 2020, St. Croix Lutheran Academy in West Saint Paul, Minnesota served as one of the more than 720 locations around the world that hosted Night to Shine simultaneously. This worldwide movement took place in all 50 states across the nation and 34 countries around the world…and the numbers continue to grow!
Guests will receive VIP treatment including hair and makeup stations, shoe shining stations, corsages and boutonnieres, karaoke, limo rides, and of course, dancing! Every guest of Night to Shine will experience a red carpet welcome complete with friendly paparazzi. The highlight of the night will come when every one of the Night to Shine guests is crowned as a king or queen of the prom. Night to Shine is a spectacular celebration of God's gift of life!
As sponsor of Night to Shine, the Tim Tebow Foundation
provides each host with a detailed instruction manual and individualized staff guidance. The Tim Tebow Foundation also provides financial assistance based on need and years of involvement. In an effort to grow Night to Shine into an even larger worldwide movement, the grant received by the Tim Tebow Foundation decreases each year as each host takes on more of the costs. This model allows Night to Shine to grow worldwide, impacting more individuals' lives. Now entering the 4th year of hosting Night to Shine, St. Croix Lutheran receives a grant from the Tim Tebow Foundation which helps offset the cost of gifts for the honored guests. The remainder of the expenses for the St. Croix event are covered by businesses and private donors who have a special place in their hearts for the honored guests and generously offer their services and donations. The evening is completely complimentary for the honored guests. During Night to Shine 2020, 720 host churches and 215,000 volunteers worked together to honor the more than 115,000 kings and queens of the prom.
For more information on this worldwide movement and to support the continued growth of Night to Shine with a donation, visit the Tim Tebow Foundation Night to Shine website. To donate specifically to St. Croix Lutheran Academy's Night to Shine, visit here.