November 23, 2016, West St. Paul, Minnesota
St. Croix Lutheran Grades 6-12 announced today that they will serve as one of more than 350 schools or churches around the world that will host Night to Shine sponsored, by the Tim Tebow Foundation simultaneously on Friday, February 10, 2017. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 14 and older. This worldwide movement is already set to take place next year in all 50 states and 10 countries around the world…and the numbers continue to grow!
Every guest of Night to Shine enters this 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 for each honored guest and, of course, a dance floor… all leading up to the moment when each guest is crowned king or queen of the prom.
“We are honored to be able to work with so many churches across the county and around the world to impact the lives of people with special needs,” said Erik Dellenback, executive director of the Tim Tebow Foundation. “After such an amazing response to the first two years of Night to Shine, our prayer is that this event will continue to change the face of Valentine’s Day weekend from simply a celebration of love, to a celebration of God’s love for people with special needs.”
As sponsor of Night to Shine, the Tim Tebow Foundation will provide each host church with the official 2017 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 is providing financial support to hundreds of churches needing assistance in hosting the event.
During Night to Shine 2015, 44 host churches and 15,000 volunteers worked together to honor more than 7,000 kings and queens of the prom. Last February, Night to Shine 2016 saw 450% growth, reaching 32,000 honored guests in 201 host churches with 75,000 volunteers. Night to Shine 2017 promises to be the biggest event yet, with more than 350 churches already signed up to participate all around the world.
For additional information about or to register for Night to Shine hosted at St. Croix Lutheran Grades 6-12 in West St. Paul, visit www.StCroixLutheran.org/NighttoShine.
For more information on the worldwide movement of Night to Shine, visit: http://www.timtebowfoundation.org/index.php/night-to-shine/
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. For more information on the Tim Tebow Foundation, please visit www.timtebowfoundation.org
About St. Croix Lutheran
St. Croix Lutheran Grades 6-12 is a private Christian college preparatory school located in West St. Paul, Minnesota. Established in 1958, the school offers a full range of academic courses including advanced placement and college-level STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) courses. 95% of SCL graduates pursue additional education at the university or college level after graduation. 100% of seniors graduated in 2016. The school offers 23 interscholastic sports as a member of the Tri Metro Conference. In addition to championship athletics, students have opportunities to participate in drama, music, and leadership programs. SCL’s on-site 152-bed dormitory opened in May 2015 and welcomes students from 15 countries worldwide. St. Croix Lutheran has been educating the total student – spiritually, intellectually, and physically – in a caring, Christian family community since 1958.