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Area churches to host Tim Tebow ‘Night to Shine’ Prom for people with special needs

Several churches in Kansas and Missouri will serve as part of over 700 churches around the world already registered to host Night to Shine 2020, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. This event will be hosted through local churches across the globe simultaneously on Friday, February 7. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs ages 14 and older.

Every guest of Night to Shine enters this complimentary event on a red carpet complete with a warm welcome from a friendly crowd and paparazzi. Once inside, guests receive the royal treatment, including hair and makeup stations, shoe shining areas, limousine rides, corsages and boutonnieres, a catered dinner, karaoke, prom favors, a dance floor… all leading up to the moment when each guest is crowned king or queen of the prom.

“It is awe inspiring to see how God is using the Church globally to stand up and advocate for people with special needs,” said Tim Tebow, founder of the Tim Tebow Foundation. “I truly believe that the world is coming together through Night to Shine to celebrate the love that God has for us! Every town, every village, every state, every country needs a Night to Shine for their special needs community – a chance to be a part of something significant and life-changing…and to be blessed in the process.”

As sponsor of Night to Shine, the Tim Tebow Foundation will provide each host church with the official 2020 Night to Shine Planning Manual, personalized guidance and support from a Tim Tebow Foundation staff member and access to free and discounted resources that will assist them in creating an unforgettable night for their guests. The foundation also has committed nearly $3.5 million in financial support to hundreds of churches needing assistance in hosting the event.

Night to Shine has experienced incredible growth, now in its sixth year of existence. 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, 655 host churches and 200,000 volunteers came together to celebrate 100,000 honored guests with special needs.  Now in its sixth year, the Tim Tebow Foundation anticipates 700 churches to sign up to host the event taking place this coming February.

For additional information on the Night to Shine hosted by area churches visit these links:

► University Christian Church, Manhattan, KS, and partner Manhattan Parks and Rec.   www.university.church or https://www.mhkprd.com/450/Night-to-Shine

► Grace Community Church, Topeka, KS, hosted at Downtown Ramada Hotel.  https://www.gcctopeka.org/night-to-shine/

► Summit Point Church, Kansas City, MO, and partner Liberty Christian Fellowship, Liberty, MO.  https://www.facebook.com/Summitpointchurch/ or https://lcfliberty.ministryplatform.com/portal/event_detail.aspx?id=16834

► First United Methodist Church, Sedalia, MO.  http://firstsayyes.com/night-to-shine

For more information on other area hosting churches or the worldwide movement of Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, visit: http://www.timtebowfoundation.org/index.php/night-to-shine/night to shine

The Tim Tebow Foundation exists to bring Faith, Hope and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. That mission is being fulfilled every day through the foundation’s seven areas of outreach, including W15H, Timmy’s Playrooms, Orphan Care & Prevention, Adoption Aid, the Tebow CURE Hospital, Team Tebow and Night to Shine. For more information on the Tim Tebow Foundation, please visit www.timtebowfoundation.org.

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