For many people when they hear the name Tim Tebow, they think of the Heisman trophy winning Florida Gators Quarterback that didn’t quite live up to the hype in the NFL. He is currently an outfielder for the New York Mets and does some football commentating on the side. But that’s not all he does. Tim Tebow created a foundation that amongst other things sponsors the “Night to Shine.” This is a special night for some special people. Night to Shine is a prom for people with special needs ages 14 and up. Churches, schools, and volunteers across America and a few other countries work together to create an unforgettable evening for teenagers and adults with disabilities.
On February 9, at Longview Point Baptist Church the DeSoto County area Night to Shine was a huge hit for some of our LMS students. The Best Buddies program had collected donations in order to purchase crowns and tiaras for our special guests. Some of them volunteered to help set up and even showed up for the festivities. I think we might just have the best group of Best Buddies in the county.
There were also appearances by some of our former LMS students, central service employees, and our Superintendent of DeSoto County, Mr. Uselton and his wife. I believe the smiles on the faces of everyone involved in this amazing night are evidence of the how incredible the experience is whether you are attending or volunteering. It is definitely a night to remember and a Night to Shine.
8th Grade Special Education Teacher