Former Denver Bronco Tim Tebow hosts a Night to Shine

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Former Denver Bronco Tim Tebow is making sure a group of teenagers and adults with special needs have a night they will never forget.

Friday evening, the Tim Tebow Foundation sponsored its Night to Shine prom dances.

More than 300 churches across the country hosted the proms for people 14 and older with special needs. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Centennial was one of those churches.

More than 150 people with special needs came to that party, and more than 400 volunteers showed up to help pull it off.

Guests were pampered, got limo rides, had dinner, and were even officially crowned kings and queens before the big dance.

“I like to dance. A lot!” said Nik Abowitz.

Abowitz went to a Night to Shine last year and didn’t want to miss an opportunity to take a date this year.

“It’s really cool and awesome to feel supported by my friends and loved ones,” said Abowitz.

Sue Hart coordinated this party after applying for and winning a grant from the Tim Tebow Foundation.

“This is a population that’s often times marginalized and just forgotten and here’s an opportunity for us to honor them and lift them up,” Hart said.

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