What did Tim Tebow do last Friday night? He attended a prom, of course. The former NFL quarterback put on his best duds to play host to a special night for those with special needs. The event was not just at one facility, but this worldwide event took place in 48 states and eight countries on February 12.
The prom, which was hosted by 200 churches, was a special event sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. It was called “A Night To Shine,” and over 32,000 people with special needs attended. The night was an unforgettable prom experience for them, and it all happened on the same night worldwide, as reported by Sports Illustrated.
Tim Tebow is known not only for his football throwing skills, but he also has a heart for those with special needs and is doing something about it. His love for them shows, and their prom night helped their light to shine brightly, as Tim explains.
“I am so thankful for the 200 host churches and more than 70,000 volunteers that showed God’s love by celebrating people with special needs and are turning Night to Shine into a worldwide movement. The Night to Shine movement is more than just a prom; it is a night where people with special needs shine and they are told that they matter, that they are important and that God has a plan for their life!”
From the photos that were seen, it looks like a good time was had by all. Many snapshots were sent via social media from volunteers and churches, to Tim Tebow himself. There was plenty of glitter, smiles, and yes, even dancing. The attendees all got dolled up and had one of the best nights of their lives.
According to the official Tim Tebow Foundation site, every person who attended the prom was treated like royalty the whole night. In addition to walking the infamous red carpet, there were lots of paparazzi waiting to grab those special moments. They also got their hair and makeup done, their shoes shined, and were handed corsages and boutonnieres as they got the royal treatment. It was an amazing night for everyone, and played right into the Valentine’s Day weekend celebrations.
The 70,000-plus volunteers looked like they were having just as much fun as the special needs individuals had. There are plenty of photos that Tim posted on his Twitter that shows everyone walking, or rolling, down the red carpet and posing for photos just like a celebrity. Every single person who attended these proms were crowned king or queen, which made it even more special for them. The party goers all got their official prom photos taken, as well.
There was one special young lady who gave a fist pump as she was being rolled down the red carpet. Another young man, named James, especially enjoyed the attention as he strolled through on his way to the festivities. There were so many special moments that will be sure to melt your heart.
Tebow obviously couldn’t be at all of them, but he did attend the prom at St. Malachy’s Roman Catholic Church in New York City. It looks like he had a blast, and definitely made the night of everyone there.
In addition to providing plenty of smiles for those he meets, Tebow has been an ESPN college football commentator for the SEC Network since last year. He returned to the hot seat in September while still running the Tim Tebow Foundation.
The Christian athlete was also seen on a recent episode of Spike TV’s Lip Sync Battle, in which he performed his own version of Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger.” His impersonation of Rocky Balboa was quite entertaining. How can you not love Tim Tebow?
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