"Tim Tebow Night to Shine" special needs prom held in Columbus - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

"Tim Tebow Night to Shine" special needs prom held in Columbus

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – A former NFL quarterback and Heisman winner from Florida helped put together a special event in Columbus for people that may not go to their school's prom.

The Tim Tebow Night to Shine Prom, for people with special needs, took place at Cascade Hills Church on Friday night. More than 100 local persons with disabilities signed up for it.

Along with food and dancing, each prom attendee was treated like kings and queens with Auburn University women's basketball players putting crowns and tiaras on them.

There were also stations for shoe shining, hair and make-up. Organizers say the goal was to make them feel loved.

"It's such a blessing to your heart to know that you can help impact these kids' lives, which is what we do daily. Teaching special needs, you want to touch their lives,” “Night to Shine” coordinator Lindsay Johnson said.

There was also a red carpet walk, with a "paparazzi" of photographers.

A total of 250 volunteers helped out at Friday’s event, some from Northside High's JROTC. "Night to Shine" organizers raised $8,000 to put on this event, along with items donated by numerous sponsors.

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