Church in White Plains Holds Prom to Honor People with Special Needs

Church in White Plains Holds Prom to Honor People with Special Needs

The first ever Night to Shine in Westchester, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, will be held in White Plains at Ridgeway Church on Friday, Feb. 8. This unforgettable prom night experience, for people with special needs ages 14 and older, will be occurring simultaneously at nearly 500 churches around the world.

Ridgeway Church, in collaboration with Immaculate Conception & Assumption of Our Lady, Tuckahoe, is excited to be a part of this worldwide movement that is catalyst to change how culture embraces people with special needs and to rally the church worldwide to stand up for those who are differently-abled.

Every guest of Night to Shine will enter the complimentary event on a red carpet complete with a warm welcome from a friendly crowd and paparazzi. Once inside, guests receive the royal treatment, including hair and makeup stations, shoe shining areas, limousine rides, corsages and boutonnieres, a catered dinner, karaoke, prom favors, and a dance floor all leading up to the moment when each guest is crowned king or queen of the prom.

“It’s not about my foundation or the churches themselves, but about communities coming together to love and celebrate people with differences. Every town, every village, every state, every country needs a Night to Shine for their special needs community – a chance to be a part of something significant and life-changing…and to be blessed in the process,” said Tim Tebow, founder of the Tim Tebow Foundation.

As sponsor of Night to Shine, the Tim Tebow Foundation will provide each host church with the official 2019 Night to Shine Planning Manual, the official Night to Shine Prom Kit, complete with decorations and gifts for the guests, and personalized guidance and support from a Tim Tebow Foundation staff member. The foundation also has committed millions of dollars in financial support to hundreds of churches needing assistance in hosting the event.

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When Night to Shine launched in 2015, 44 host churches and 15,000 volunteers worked together to honor more than 7,000 kings and queens of the prom. This past February, 537 host churches and 175,000 volunteers came together to celebrate 90,000 honored guests with special needs. Now in its fifth anniversary year, the Tim Tebow Foundation is seeing new churches sign up continuously and the event is expected to take place in over 700 locations this coming February.

For more information on the worldwide movement of Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, visit the Tim Tebow Foundation website. 

The Tim Tebow Foundation exists to bring Faith, Hope and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. That mission is being fulfilled every day through the foundation’s seven areas of outreach, including W15H, Timmy’s Playrooms, Orphan Care, Adoption Aid, the Tebow CURE Hospital, Team Tebow and Night to Shine.

 

Night To Shine Prom Event for People with Special Needs
Ridgeway Church, 465 Ridgeway, White Plains
914-949-3714
westchesterny.nighttoshine.com/