Red carpet rolls out at Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena for ‘Night to Shine’ prom

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The red carpet rolled out Friday night at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena for a special celebration that offers those with development disabilities an unforgettable prom experience.

The 6th annual Night to Shine, put together by the Tim Tebow Foundation, is being hosted by over 720 churches across all 50 states and in 34 countries. In Jacksonville, there were about 1,000 special guests.

For the guests of honor, it’s limo rides, makeup, suits, dresses, karaoke and dancing. News4Jax anchors Melanie Lawson and Vic Micolucci emceed the event.

Around the world, more than 100,000 guests are treated to a spectacular night.

“It’s special because we get to meet new friends that hopefully we get to share a friendship with for a long time," one guest said. "It’s just a wonderful night.”

The event ended with the crowning of each guest as king or queen of the prom.

According to the foundation’s website, Tebow made an appearance at the Night to Shine event Friday night in Tallahassee.

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