'Night to Shine" honorees with special needs receive star treatment
What started with a just few hundred people five years ago is now a worldwide event sponsored by the Tim Tebow foundation. A 'Night to Shine" prom celebrated people with special needs right here in the Central Valley.
It was lights, camera action from the moment guest arrived. One by one limos showed up with the honorees. Among those dressed to impress was Tina Martin's daughter Susie.
"She was excited all day she kept asking was it time to go? ," said Green.
She wore a purple gown because she says it's her favorite color and her mom says she couldn't wait to show it off.
"I let her pick it out and let her decide what she wanted to do. I let her do it all. I am just here to support her and love her as a mom," said Green.
From teens to adults it was all about the guests. Each of had an escort and their name called by NFL star Virgil Green. After that crowds cheered away like fans at a Super Bowl making it a worthwhile experience for everyone there.
"I love how they recognize special needs because people don't recognize them. They look at them like you're weird and they're not. They actually love more than others sometimes," said Green.
Green says by far hitting the dance floor was another highlight for the prom kings and queens.