Tim Tebow Foundation announces 2016 Night To Shine prom

Foundation partners with Christ's Church for annual event

By Stacey Readout - Assistant News Director

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Tim Tebow Foundation is partnering with Christ's Church to hold a prom for people with special needs.

The 2016 Night to Shine is a free prom for people age 16 and older with developmental and/or physical impairments.

It will be held on Friday, February 12.

There will be music, food, red carpet entrance, hair and makeup for the girls, shoe shines for the guys, limo rides and karaoke.

The Tim Tebow Foundation will sponsor more than 200 Night to Shine prom events in 48 different states and eight countries.

More than 30,000 people with special needs will dress up for what's likely to be their first prom experience.

More than 70,000 volunteers have signed up to make the events happen around the globe.

The Jacksonville prom will be held at Christ's Church Mandarin at 6045 Greenland Road. The church launched the inaugural event in 2014, which was then adopted by The Tim Tebow Foundation as a model in 2015 for other participating churches.

"After seeing the smiles on their faces and the way it impacted their whole family, we were certain this was an event that needed to be shared with the rest of the country," said Erik Dellenback, Executive Director of The Tim Tebow Foundation.

The 2016 Night To Shine event in Jacksonville will host 250 attendees and it's already at capacity. Christ's Church will also host a special free reception with dinner for the attendees' families.

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