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Desiree Raber, left to right, Beavers wide receiver Jordan Villain, and Rebbecca Maroon dance while attending last year's Night to Shine event. This year's event is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 2 at the Suburban Christian Church in Corvallis. 

Godofredo Vasquez, Gazette-Times

Suburban Christian Church, 2760 SW 53rd St. in Corvallis, will serve as one of more than 500 churches around the world to host the Night to Shine prom on Friday, Feb. 9.

The event is sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation.

Night to Shine is a prom night experience for people with special needs, ages 14 and older. This worldwide movement is set to take place in all 50 states and 16 countries around the world.

Every guest of Night to Shine enters the complimentary event on a red carpet complete with a welcome from a friendly crowd and paparazzi. inside, guests receive the royal treatment, including hair and makeup stations, shoe shining areas, corsages and boutonnieres, a catered dinner, karaoke, prom favors for each honored guest, a respite room for parents and caretakers, and a dance floor, all leading up to the moment when each guest is crowned king or queen of the prom.

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As sponsor of Night to Shine, the Tebow Foundation provides each host church with the official 2018 Night to Shine Planning Manual, the official Night to Shine Prom Kit, complete with decorations and gifts for the guests, and guidance and support from a Tim Tebow Foundation staff member. The foundation also has committed over $3.5 million in financial support to hundreds of churches needing assistance in hosting the event.

When Night to Shine launched in 2015, 44 host churches and 15,000 volunteers worked together to honor more than 7,000 kings and queens of the prom. This past February, 375 host churches and 150,000 volunteers came together to celebrate 75,000 honored guests with special needs.

For additional information on the Night to Shine hosted by Suburban Christian Church in Corvallis, visit SuburbanChurch.com.

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