Prom with a purpose

Night to Shine is a worldwide prom hosted by The Tim Tebow Foundation on Feb. 10, 2017. The prom features people with special needs, ages 14 and older.

The Tim Tebow Foundation hosts the prom at churches worldwide. Each host church receives financial support, an instruction manual, a prom kit with decorations and gifts for the guests, and staff guidance.

Along with staff, there are many volunteers to help make it a special night. Bettendorf High School staff member, Sharon Woodworth is taking part in this event.

“I was approached by former BHS teacher, Diane Borcherding, who is a member of the church that is hosting this event. She was aware of the video that Andrew Ball and I made for BHS and asked if we would be interested in making a video of the upcoming Night to Shine prom. I was not familiar with this special event that Tim Tebow puts on, but after hearing and reading about this cause, Andrew and I were more than willing to help make memories for this event” Woodworth said.

Guests enter the event on a red carpet with friendly paparazzi surrounding them. When inside, guests can receives royal treatment such as hair and makeup for the girls and a shoe shine for the boys. Guests will also receive corsages and boutonnieres.

“Andrew Ball and I have really had fun making two videos so far: one to promote the special prom in our area and one to send directly to Tim Tebow inviting him to come visit our Trinity Lutheran Church location and "Dance with Us". He is known to actually go out and visit three locations across our country that night, and we believe that we would be the perfect Midwest stop” Woodworth said.

The highlight of the night is when everyone attending the dance will be crowned as prom king or queen.

“I am very excited about this being the very first time a Night to Shine prom will be held in the Quad Cities” Woodworth said.

Check out “Night to Shine Feb 10, 2017” on Youtube and for more information.


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