'A Night to Shine' gives people with special needs an unforgettable experience
Community volunteers were paired up with people with special needs
By: JENNA REHNSTROM
Posted: Feb 09, 2018 09:25 PM CST
Updated: Feb 09, 2018 11:23 PM CST
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - It was a night all about them. A 'prom' of sorts for individuals with special needs, appropriately called 'A Night to Shine.'
Sioux City's Night to Shine taking place at Sunnybrook Community Church, part of similar events going on all over the country sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation.
Community volunteers were paired up with young people and adults with special needs for a limo ride, dancing, karoke, and the whole red carpet treatment.
Tim Tebow picks one event tonight to show up to in person. Tiffani Johnson was hoping he'd pick Sioux City.
Tiffani Johnson says, "I was Tim to bring his patootee down here! [I want to] meet him and hug him and dance the night away with him!"
Unfortunately, Tiffani didn't get her wish, but everyone did get to hear from Tim Tebow via live video message. They also had their pictures taken and walked the red carpet with 'paparazzi' looking on.
The night was a join effort between Sunnybrook Community and Crosspointe Churches.
Pastor says, "I just hope they feel loved and cared for -- as Christians our desire is they feel the love of Christ through people. More than anything else just that they feel special. That this is the one night in their life where they thought it's all about me and I got a chance to be really cared for and loved." Sunnybrook Pastor Jeff Moes.
KCAU 9's Morgan Mobley was one of the volunteers at 'A Night to Shine.' She was paired up with Preston, who told us his favorite part of the night was the dancing. Morgan had just as much fun.
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