Frequently Asked Questions

Will attendees still get a crown/tiara and other items?

Yes, each attendee will receive a crown or tiara on the night of the event.

I have dresses or suits I would like to donate. Where can I drop those off?

If you have dresses or suits you would like to donate please drop them off at Pikes Peak Christian Church, 4955 Bradley Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80911 – Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am-3:00 pm.

Do I need a tux/gown for the event?

If you are an Attendee or an Honored Guest of an Attendee, you are invited to wear the best clothes you have and renting formal wear is not necessary.  Please check out for give away days and also discounts on formal wear.

I am under 18 – can I still volunteer?

All volunteers that are under the age of 18 are required to sign a waiver, which includes a signature from their parent or guardian.

The consent form will be emailed to you when you register.  You will need to fill out the form completely and then either:

Email the form to:

When does registration open?

Registration for Volunteers opens November 10th.

Registration for Participants opens December 10th.

When is volunteer training? Is training mandatory?

All volunteers will receive training on guest interactions including, how to recognize and avoid the use of offensive terms and phrases, the development of people first language skills, general tips for communicating, and how to prevent and handle awkward or uncomfortable situation. In addition, specific training will be provided for each of the volunteer positions.

Upcoming trainings for Volunteers are listed on the “get involved” page.

You must go to one training session to be able to help with the event. Training is mandatory. You only have to attend one training; the training will last roughly an hour and a half. Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to the start of training. We will offer a virtual training option as well.
All in person training sessions will be held at:
Pikes Peak Christian Church, 4955 Bradley Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80911

What if it snows?

Procedures are in place to take care of snow removal. Unless there is a major weather event that would make it unsafe for guests and volunteers to attend Night to Shine, the event will continue as planned.

Is this a Christian Event?

This event is open to all people with special needs and all qualified volunteers. It is sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, a Christian organization and is being hosted at area churches.

Who is invited to Night to Shine?

Anyone with special needs ages 14 and over including people with disabilities that may be physical or psychological. This event is 100% FREE of charge for our guests with special needs.

What activities can be expected at Night to Shine?

Guests will be assigned to his/her buddy upon registration, get crowned as nobility, and be escorted down the red carpet filled with photographers. After getting his/her professional photo taken in front of the Tebow Foundation back drop, each guest will be treated to a welcome video from the Tim Tebow Foundation followed by a balloon drop.  There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres, Karaoke, bingo and a funky photo booth. The event will continue with a live DJ with dancing, a beauty room for makeup touch-ups and shoeshines, limousine rides and a quiet room for anyone needing a break. We will have security and medical personnel onsite throughout the event.

I am a paparazzi. Are you providing cameras?

We will not be providing any cameras for the paparazzi. If you have a camera, please bring it! Otherwise you can use your smartphone to take pictures.

Do guests need chaperones?

Most guests will be dropped off by a caretaker or chaperone who will use his or her judgment whether to stay with the guest, enjoy a night out or stay at the respite room. We strongly encourage chaperones to drop off their guest and allow us to assign a buddy/escort for the evening, unless you believe it’s essential to accompany your guest into the prom.

What is the respite room?

Through Night to Shine, we want to honor the incredible parents, family members, and caretakers for their lifetime commitment to caring for their loved ones with special needs.  The respite room (located in the same building as the Night to Shine prom) will provide the opportunity to rest and enjoy a night off, knowing that their loved one is having an amazing time in a safe, friendly, and Christ-centered environment with a personally assigned companion.  Comfortable seating, food, beverages, and entertainment will be provided.

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