Crosspoint Church & RID2 Challenger have announced that they will serve as one of the more than 300 churches around the world that will host Night to Shine sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation simultaneously on Friday, February 10, 2017.

Locally, Night to Shine which will be held in Newport Marriott’s Grand Ballroom on Americas Cup Ave in Newport.

Night to Shine is “an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 15 and older”, according to event details. This worldwide movement is set to take place this year in 50 states across the nation and 7 countries around the world.

This will be the second year in a row that Crosspoint Church will host Night To Shine in Newport.

Every guest of Night to Shine will enter their prom on a red carpet complete with welcoming friendly paparazzi. Once inside guests will receive VIP treatment including hair and makeup stations, shoe shining stations, corsages and boutonnieres, a karaoke room and of course, dancing!  The highlight of the night will come when every one of the Night to Shine guests is crowned as a king or queen of the prom.

“We are honored to be able to work with so many churches across the county and around the world to impact the lives of people with special needs,” said Erik Dellenback, executive director of the Tim Tebow Foundation. “After such an amazing response to the inaugural event held in 44 locations earlier this year, our prayer is that this event will one day change the face of Valentine’s Day weekend from simply a celebration of love, to a celebration of God’s love for people with special needs.”

As sponsor of Night to Shine, the Tim Tebow Foundation will provide each host church with a detailed instruction manual, a Prom Kit complete with decorations and gifts for the guests, financial support and individualized staff guidance.

During Night to Shine 2015, 44 hosts churches and 15,000 volunteers worked together to honor the more than 7,000 kings and queens of the prom. This year, the host churches are expected to see more than 20,000 people with special needs at prom all at one time around the world.

For more information on this worldwide movement and to support the continued growth of Night to Shine with a donation, visit: http://www.timtebowfoundation. org/index.php/night-to-shine/.

For additional information on the Night to Shine which will be held in Newport, visit https://www.facebook.com/RINIGHTTOSHINE1/.

The Tim Tebow Foundation exists to bring Faith, Hope and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. That mission is being fulfilled every day through the foundation’s seven areas of outreach, including W15H, Timmy’s Playrooms, Orphan Care, Adoption Aid, the Tebow CURE Hospital, Team Tebow and Night to Shine. For more information on the Tim Tebow Foundation, please visit www.timtebowfoundation.org.

Ryan M. Belmore

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