Tim Tebow and his foundation have some brilliant plans in work for Valentine’s Day.
The former NFL quarterback, with the help of thousands of volunteers, is organizing over 200 special prom nights all across the world for people with special needs. The Tim Tebow Foundation with hold the event, called Night to Shine, on Feb. 12 simultaneously in 48 states in the U.S., as well as 8 different countries.
“Every time I think about it, I'm so humbled and amazed by the way God has continued to grow Night to Shine,” Tebow told People. “I can't wait for February 12th; it's my favorite night of the year.”
Not only would most of the guests experience their first prom, they will do it in a much better way than everybody else. As the magazine reports, guests will arrive on a red carpet and pose for “friendly paparazzi,” before collecting their corsages and boutonnieres. The foundation will also set up hair and makeup stations for the participants, along with a karaoke room.
“When I was 15 years old, I began to realize the importance of fighting for people who can't fight for themselves,” the current SEC analyst added. “As a foundation, we are so passionate about people with special needs, and this event is a great time to tell them how much they are loved by God and by all of us.”
This is not the first time the former NFL star is organizing such a brilliant event. In 2015, the Tim Tebow Foundation sponsored 44 simultaneous prom events across 26 states and 2 locations in Uganda and Kenya.
More than 7,000 people with special needs attended the events around the globe, and at the end of the night, each one of them was crowned as king or queen. Tebow, being the amazing human that he is, even attended the proms in North Carolina and South Carolina, surprising participants by shining their shoes and dancing with them.
Moreover, the events will be open for anyone with special needs – unless they live in Vermont and Delaware, the two states where the foundation is not holding the special event.
“We hope that the movement of Night to Shine not only transforms the way we think about Valentine's Day, but also launches or enhances ongoing special needs ministries within churches around the world,” said Erik Dellenback, the executive director of the Tim Tebow Foundation. “And provides a place where our honored guests can be celebrated and loved throughout the year.”
Check out the highlights from last year’ event in the video below: