"Night to Shine" is taking place in more than 200 host churches in 48 states and around the world this Valentine's Day weekend, giving teens with special needs who are 16 or older their own prom with red carpets, paparazzi and dancing.
“My inspiration was when I was 15 years old and I was at a school in a remote village in the Philippines and there was a boy who was shunned out of the event because his feet were on backwards, and what we want to do is fight for the people who can’t fight for themselves. That’s what it’s all about.” Tebow explained.
“It’s about people with special needs, it’s about giving them a voice, it is about celebrating them, it is about loving them and letting them know that their lives matter and that they are special, and giving them the time of their life.”
Last year’s “Night to Shine” event was actually Tebow’s first prom experience in his life. He was home-schooled through high school but was able to play football with a local school in Fort Lauderdale. But he didn’t go to prom.
This event takes place worldwide this weekend.