The Special Needs Ministry at First Presbyterian Church is pleased to host Night to Shine for the seventh year. As each of us have been living with the new reality of the global circumstances of the COVID-19 virus, the Tim Tebow Foundation (TTF) has chosen to provide Night to Shine as a Virtual event in 2022.
The event will be on the evening of Friday, February 11, 2022. We feel that the best way to honor and love our guests is to forego an in-person prom in order to keep everyone as safe as possible. We are incredibly disappointed that we are unable to celebrate each of our amazing Kings and Queens in person this year, but we are committed to throwing one spectacular, safe, virtual celebration in their honor.
INFORMATION FOR GUESTS & PARENTS
GUEST REGISTRATION WILL OPEN OCTOBER 1
Individuals with special needs who are 14 and older as of February 11, 2022, are invited to be our guest and be a part of a fabulous and unforgettable prom night experience centered in God’s love.
To participate in the event, you will need:
- a computer or mobile device that can access the internet for the evening of Friday, February 11, 2022
- the ability to have someone drive you by the church on Thursday, February 10, 2022, to pick up your Guest Experience Gift Box and enjoy a Drive-Thru Event
If you do not have a computer or mobile device or someone to help you pick up your box, we will find a way to help you get connected and to receive your Guest Experience Box.
Once we have our maximum capacity of 200 Guests, we will open up a Guest Wait List. You can register for the Guest Wait list here. You will be contacted if there is an opening. There is also a new opportunity this year. The First Baptist Church of Lake Wales is also hosting a Virtual Night to Shine. Visit the FBCLW’s website to register.
HOW THE COMMUNITY CAN HELP
SIGN UP TO BE A SUPPORT VOLUNTEER
Support Volunteers handle a variety of tasks either prior to or throughout the night of the event to ensure that the evening runs smoothly. Some opportunities include helping guests with corsages and boutonnieres, running the dress and suit boutique in January, coordinating hair stylists and make-up artists, running the karaoke room, and coordinating security. If you are 14 or older and would like to assist as a Support Volunteer, please sign up.
VOLUNTEER ONLY IF VACCINATED
Due to the health vulnerability and for the safety of our Guests with special needs, we ask that you not register to be a Buddy or Support Volunteer on the night of the event unless you have been vaccinated for COVID-19.
REVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Stay in communication with your Team Lead for updates on your volunteer role, including pre-event duties, arrival times, dress code, etc.
SPONSOR A GUEST/DONATE
To make this wonderful evening a success, we are in need of financial support. The cost for each guest to attend NTS is about $75.00 a person. We do not ask for our Guests to pay for anything. Each Guest receives a corsage or boutonniere, a crown or tiara, a formal photo, dinner, music for dancing, a limo ride, karaoke fun, and gift bag with momentums of Night to Shine 2022. You can either sponsor a Guest or donate to the event as a whole.
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