Like any prom, there'll be dinner, dancing, and lots of fun, but that's not all! "Tebow's foundation will provide hair styling and makeup, flowers, professional photography, food, dancing and games, and guests will also receive a crown or tiara in a special ceremony," reports Fox News.
The Tebow Foundation predicts the turnout to be around 100 teens with special needs at each church. Teens, ages 16 and older, of all abilities and their families are welcome, with each teen being paired with a volunteer "buddy" to help them enjoy the evening.
Be sure to check out the photo gallery on the foundation's website. It made me cry — because I hope my son with autism gets to go to a prom like this someday. So many people have worked so hard to make this event possible, and there's so, so much happiness on the faces of the teens at the prom. This prom really is a night where the best of so many people can shine through.
To find out more about how to host "A Night to Shine" in your area, recommend a guest, volunteer, or donate, visit www.timetebowfoundation.org
Jamie Pacton lives near Lake Michigan where she drinks loads of coffee, dreams of sailing, and enjoys each day with her husband and two sons, Liam (6) and Eliot (4). Her writing has appeared in the Autism and Asperger's Digest (2011-2013), Parents, and the book collectionMonday Coffee and Other Stories of Parenting Kids with Special Needs. Find her at www.jamiepacton.com, Facebook (Jamie Pacton), and Twitter (@jamiepacton).
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