TIM TEBOW FOUNDATION CELEBRATES ANNUAL NIGHT TO SHINE THROUGH DRIVE-THRU AND VIRTUAL EVENTS AROUND THE GLOBE
(February 11, 2022, Jacksonville, Florida) Despite the ongoing waves of the pandemic that continue to significantly impact daily life, the Tim Tebow Foundation (TTF) has remained dedicated to fulfilling its mission of bringing Faith, Hope and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need by sponsoring the 8th Annual Night to Shine event on Friday, February 11.
Hosted by hundreds of churches worldwide and supported by thousands of volunteers, Night to Shine has been the foundation’s marquee ministry event since 2015 and has served hundreds of thousands of individuals with disabilities over the years. The unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs is held annually on the Friday before Valentine’s Day. Although adapted culturally to honor guests in now almost 40 countries, each event typically includes dancing, karaoke, and other elements often traditional to a high school prom. Unlike a typical prom, however, each event also incorporates unique elements such as a red-carpet arrival for each guest, a Gospel presentation by Tim Tebow, and a special moment in which every individual is crowned king or queen of the prom.
“When we began to plan for Night to Shine 2022, we were hopeful that we could gather in person as we did before COVID,” TTF Founder Tim Tebow said. “But with the health and safety of our honored guests as one of our highest priorities, the decision was made to celebrate, once again, through both a drive-thru adaptation of the event and a virtual experience. Despite the different format, there is no doubt in my mind that God’s love for each and every one of the Kings and Queens will be on full display. I am excited to hear the stories of impact in the weeks to come!”
As a way of safely experiencing the excitement of the red carpet, a drive-thru version—appropriately titled “Shine-Thru”—was an idea implemented by many host churches across the United States in 2021, and included cheering volunteers along the drive-able red carpet, music, special guests and characters, meals and gift bags for participants and their families, and more, all executed with appropriate safety precautions in place. The response was so overwhelmingly positive, Shine-Thru became the standard for many more churches hosting the 2022 event. The celebration will continue the evening of February 11 at the home of every guest with the Night to Shine Virtual Celebration, a 40-minute program hosted by Tim and Demi Tebow, and inclusive of musical numbers for dancing and karaoke, celebrity guest messages, a Gospel presentation, and a special moment at the end as the Tebows crown the guests as kings and queens of the prom.
Night to Shine is made possible through the dedication of host churches, volunteers, and local organizations and businesses who have lent their support, as well as longtime Global Partner, American Residential Services.
“ARS/Rescue Rooter and its network of branches are proud to be the Official Global Partner of Night to Shine,” said Scott Boose, CEO, ARS/Rescue Rooter. “Throughout our six-year sponsorship, we have been honored to celebrate people with special needs worldwide, and especially during this incredible event. Our more than 6,000 employees applaud all the kings and queens of Night to Shine and hope they enjoy the prom.”
With roughly 450 churches expected to participate across 39 countries, the foundation anticipates many special moments and heartwarming stories from thousands of guests from around the globe as they experience the love of God in a unique and life-changing manner.
ABOUT TIM TEBOW FOUNDATION
The Tim Tebow Foundation exists to bring Faith, Hope and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. This mission is being fulfilled every day through 16 initiatives in the fields of Orphan Care + Prevention, Special Needs, Children with Profound Medical Needs, and Anti-Human Trafficking. To learn more about how the Tim Tebow Foundation is serving the world’s most vulnerable and sharing God’s love by fighting for those who can’t fight for themselves, visit www.timtebowfoundation.org.
ABOUT AMERICAN RESIDENTIAL SERVICES
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