Devereux Florida youth treated to unforgettable prom experience at ‘Night to Shine’
Youth from Devereux Florida were treated to an unforgettable prom experience at “Night to Shine,” a worldwide event sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation.
Each year, the Tim Tebow Foundation partners with churches around the world to offer individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities an evening of music, dancing and fun.
Devereux Florida youth, along with hundreds of other prom guests, were crowned kings and queens before hitting the dance floor to show off their best moves.
from Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Florida experienced all of the glitz
and glamour of a traditional prom during “Night to Shine,” a worldwide event
sponsored by the Tim
year, the foundation partners with churches around the world to offer
individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities an
unforgettable evening of music, dancing and fun.
year, 15 Devereux Florida youth – dressed to impress – arrived
by limousine at First Baptist Church in Windermere, Fla., where they walked the
red carpet as supporters cheered them on from behind red velvet ropes.
youth, along with hundreds of other prom guests, were crowned kings and queens before
hitting the dance floor to show off their best moves.
see our community and faith-based partners come together to provide such a
special night for the individuals we serve – many of whom have never had the opportunity
to attend prom – was
extraordinary,” said Devereux Florida Manager of External Affairs Lindsey Phillips. “Between the
limousine arrival and red carpet entrance, it truly was a night for all in
attendance to shine. Our youth said they ‘felt like stars.’” .
About the Tim Tebow Foundation …
In 2010, former
NFL quarterback and current professional baseball player Tim Tebow created the
Tim Tebow Foundation, whose mission is “to bring faith, hope and love to those
needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need.”
launched Night to
Shine in 2014. Approximately 7,000 guests with special needs attended
the first event, which was held in 44 churches in 26 states and three
2019, Night to Shine was hosted by 655 churches in all 50 states and 24
countries, with about 100,000 prom guests in attendance.
grateful to the Tim Tebow Foundation, the partner churches and countless volunteers
for organizing this annual event,” Phillips shared. “For our individuals, it
was a night they will not soon forget, filled with smiles, laughter, singing,
and of course, lots of dancing.”
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