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Oswego Church, Celebrate Differences Hosting Special Needs Prom

Jan 22, 2016 07:38AM ● Published by Steven Jack

Big Life Community Church in partnership with Celebrate Differences NFP will will host the West Chicagoland area’s Night to Shine Special Needs Prom sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation on Friday, Feb 12, from 6-9 PM at the Oswego East High School Atrium. 

Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 16 and older. This worldwide movement is already set to take place in 41 states across the nation and 7 countries around the world with over 100 host churches all at once on Feb. 12! 

During Night to Shine, the host churches are expected to see more than 20,000 people with special needs at prom all at one time around the world.

At every event, the guests of Night to Shine will enter their prom on a red carpet complete 
with welcoming friendly photographers and hosts.

Once inside guests will experience a prom to remember including 
corsages and boutonnieres, crowns for each participant to feel like a king or queen, a karaoke room and of course, dancing with a DJ- all totally free of charge to the special needs attendees!

“We are honored to be able to work with so many churches across the county and around the world to impact the lives of people with special needs,” said Erik Dellenback, executive director of the Tim Tebow Foundation. “Our prayer is that this event will one day change the face of Valentine’s Day weekend from simply a celebration of love, to a celebration of God’s love for people with special needs.” 

Big Life Community Church and Celebrate Differences hosted the Special Needs Prom in Oswego in 2015 to help special needs individuals have a joy-filled prom experience, free of bullying. They hope to build on the success and positive experience of last year’s event through partnering with the Tim Tebow Foundation as part of the worldwide Night to Shine 

All special needs individuals age 16+ are invited to attend free of charge. RSVP is required at

Volunteers are needed to make this event wonderful! For more information on this worldwide movement coming to our area, visit: Donors are needed to help fund this incredible event! To give go to

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