Valentine’s Day is going to be extra special this year for 5000 people with special needs across the United States who will be attending glitzy prom dances paid for by the former NFL star quarterback, Tim Tebow.
The Tim Tebow Foundation is celebrating the foundation’s 5-year anniversary by creating Night to Shine dances in 50 different cities on February 13.
Each prom, happening simultaneously in participating churches, will include a red carpet entrance with paparazzi, limousine rides, hair and makeup stations, shoeshines, a dance floor, food and more. At least 100 adults and teens with special needs are expected to be in attendance at each church.
“The Tim Tebow Foundation has a great passion for people with special needs,” the group said on their website.
46 churches have been listed as participants, including Amazing Grace International Ministries in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Christian non-profit group is looking for local volunteers to help. Refer to the list online to find a church near you. If you know of someone who would be interested in attending a Night to Shine, contact the host church nearest you. If there is not a host church in your area, consider referring one in your city.
In other Tim Tebow charity work, the former athlete opened the Tebow CURE Hospital in the Philippines last month, to serve the critical orthopedic needs of children unable to afford treatments.
The hospital, built in partnership with CURE International, is a five-story, 30 bed facility with 3 operating rooms specializing in pediatric orthopedic surgeries.
“I was born in the Philippines while my parents served as missionaries, and I have always had a great love and passion for the Filipino people,” said Tim Tebow, in a press release. “It is so exciting to be able to provide healing and care for these incredibly deserving children halfway around the world.”
Photo of Madi Holland via Tim Tebow Foundation FB Page