Seacoast Church hosts Night to Shine event for adults with special needs


The former NFL player and current minor league baseball player for the New York Mets recently put on his annual Night to Shine event, which provides a prom-like experience for teens with special needs 14 and older from around the world.

"They were looking for churches to partner with".

Everybody needs their own special night.

Night to Shine is sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation and the Erie event is hosted by the Saint James Roman Catholic Church. More than 92 honored guests and their parents attended the event, along with 150 volunteers who made the night possible. She says over 220 volunteers worked the event on Friday.

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Guests received the royal treatment, including hair and makeup stations, shoe shining stations, corsages and boutonnieres, a catered dinner, prom favors for each guest and, of course, dancing.

Sapp said there's over 540 churches worldwide that belong to the Night to Shine movement.

"We just want to pour love on them and bless them and show them that they're one of us", Hill said. "So we're hoping every year it gets bigger and bigger in the Quad Cities".