The Red Carpet was stretched around the world and landed for the first time in Oklahoma City’s, Putnam City Baptist Church 11401 N Rockwell. “Night to Shine”, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, is an annual free prom for individuals with special needs ages 16 and up.
The prom took place on February 12, 2016, in 200 churches, 48 states, and eight countries all on the same night. With a 40 day notice, 715 volunteers got together to make a night to remember for 296 attendees who were all deservingly crowned King and Queen.
Attendees were dressed to impress as they strutted down the red carpet upon arriving as the crowd cheers and welcomes each attendee on the sidelines snapping photos making sure not miss a moment.
The Kings and Queens head to hair and makeup getting dolled up to hit the photo booths with Special guests such as, five different Disney princesses, the Chick-Fil-A cow, and college mascots, Pistol Pete, and Boomer and Sooner. Attendees also participated in Limousine rides and rocked it out on the karaoke machine.
Volunteer Taylor Miller says, “The most memorable part of Night to Shine for me was watching my sister and her friends have the time of their lives. The night was all about them and they were living it up!”
Honorary guests, Lacey Lett, and Emily Sutton from KFOR NewsChannel 4, and Oklahoma University’s Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma State University’s Mason Rudolph and others showed their moves making sure no one left without knowing just how to “hit the Quan” a few times on a flashing rainbow lit dance floor to a live DJ.
“It was wonderful to see some old friends meet new friends, they definitely put on a better prom then Emily and I ever had,” Lacey Lett said.
Over $24,000 in donations and 600 Chick-Fil-A meals were provided to keep the energy up and the dance moves coming.