The Tim Tebow Foundation has a great passion for people with special needs, and in 2014 they launched Night to Shine with a simple vision...work with churches around the world to provide an incredible prom night experience, centered on God's love, for people with special needs.
Every guest of Night to Shine enters this complimentary event on the red carpet complete with a warm welcome from a friendly crowd and paparazzi. Once inside, guests receive the royal treatment , including hair and make-up stations, shoe shining stations, flowers, dinner, formal photos, gifts for each honored guest, and, of course, dancing! The highlight of the night comes when every one of the Night to Shine honored guests is crowned a king or queen of the prom! A separate party for parents and caregivers is also a part of this night.
Erie hosted it's inaugural Night to Shine in 2018. ErieNTS 2020 joined churches in all 50 states and 34 countries around the world to honor over 100,000 guests. Take a look at the photos from our 2021 "Shine-Thru" Celebration and Virtual Event on the Gallery page.
We can't wait for Erie Night to Shine 2022 on
Friday, February 11th.
My son attended the dance last night and had a fantastic time!! Thank you to everyone who planned, volunteered and made this event possible. This way exceeded my expectations and we cannot wait until next year. Every piece of this dance/experience was fantastic. We, as parents want you to know how proud we are of our kids and proud of all the people who put this together. I've never felt comfortable sending my son to his prom due to so many worries on my part and this event put my mind at ease. Thank you, thank you, thank you. It was truly amazing and we appreciate everything you did to make it a memorable night.
- Debra Kiehl Kelly