Oklahomans with special needs get chance to shine at prom

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahomans with special needs are getting a chance to shine at prom.

The Tim Tebow Foundation is sponsoring proms for people with special needs worldwide, including Oklahoma City.

Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs ages 16 and older,” according to its website.

The proms are scheduled in countries around the globe, from the United States to Kenya and from the Philippines to New Zealand.

“On one night, February 12, 2016, more than 200 host churches in 48 states and 8 countries will host Night to Shine,” according to the website. “That’s more than 70,000 volunteers and 30,000 honored guests sharing the same amazing prom experience on the same night around the world.”

Locally, Night to Shine will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at Putnam City Baptist Church.

“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!” according to its website. “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.”