Friday, Feb. 8, more than 100 teenagers with special needs and their parents attended the Tim Tebow Night to Shine prom at All Saints Catholic Church in Manassas.
Promgoers 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, the Arlington Catholic Diocese said in a news release.
The highlight of the night came when every one of the "Night to Shine" guests was crowned a king or queen of the prom, the news release said.
Tebow, a former NFL quarterback, started the prom program five years ago. According to the Tim Tebow Foundation website, more than 175,000 volunteers in more than 540 churches around the world will serve more than 90,000 honored guests at proms on Friday, Feb. 9.
All Saints Catholic Church became involved when one of its parishioners, 26-year-old Danielle Smith, heard about the program from a friend, the news release said.
"After babysitting children with special needs for years, Smith thought it would be a wonderful way to show God’s love to them," the news release said.
Father Lee Roos, pastor of All Saints, approved the idea, and in June 2017, Smith applied online to the Tim Tebow Foundation for All Saints to become a host church.
This year's prom was the second the church has hosted.