What is Night to Shine?
Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, is an unforgettable prom night experience centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 16 and older. Night to Shine 2018 will be hosted simultaneously by more than 500 churches from around the world for approximately 90,000 honored guests through the support of 175,000 volunteers.
Where is Night to Shine Jacksonville?
Night to Shine Jacksonville will be held at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Downtown Jacksonville. Guest and Volunteers will check-in at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.
Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville 301 A Philip Randolph Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32202
When is Night to Shine Jacksonville?
The event is on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 6PM- 9PM. Guest check-in will beginat 5:15PM.
Where should I park?
Guests, please park in Lot Z located off of E. Duval St. and in the adjacent parking garage. You will enter through the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville Berm Gate directly behind Historic St. Andrew’s Church on E. Duval Street.
Volunteers, please park in lots N, M & P located off of North George Street. Youwill enter through the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville Outfield Gate to check-in.
Is there a dress code?
For Guests, ladies may wear gowns/formal wear or nice dresses and gentlemen may wear a suit or tux. Volunteers will be informed of their dress during NTS training.
Do I have to wear a suit/tux or gown to the event?
No, but if you would like to wear formal wear and do not have a gown or a suit/tux, we encourage you to visit one of our preferred vendors for discounted/complimentary attire.
Queens (Female Guests Only) are invited to come to our Be-You-tiful Boutique hosted by Hope’s Closet at 14286 Beach Boulevard, #44, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 . A link to register for gown fitting will be sent out via Guest Registration confirmation.
Dates and times for Be-You-tiful Boutique at Hopes Closet: Jan 22, 29 and Feb 5 1pm-8pm Registration Required
Kings (Male Guests Only), if you would like to rent a tux at a discounted rate, we have a partnership with Men’s Warehouse. Please visit a Men’s Warehouse locations at least one week prior to the event.
Men’s Wearhouse is providing the negotiated rate of $40 off all qualifying tuxedo rental packages. As a Night to Shine host church you can call your local Men’s Wearhouse for an appointment with a Formalwear Manager to set a group account for your city’s Night to Shine. Your local store will take care of all the details at your appointment and provide you with a unique group number for your prom. You can then distribute that group number to your honored guests and instruct them to rent their tuxedo under that group number to receive the negotiated rate.
All honored guests will need to provide the group name for your local Night to Shine and tuxedo rental terms and conditions will apply. Guests may be fitted in store at least one week prior to Night to Shine (Friday, February 9, 2018).
Will a meal be served?
Yes, for Guests there will a light buffet dinner will be served for guests. Refreshments will also be available for parents and caregivers in the Respite Room. If you are volunteering, please eat before you come.
What if I have food alergies?
Gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free options will be available. What is a Buddy? A buddy is a volunteer that will be accompanying a guest throughout the evening. They are responsible for ensuring that their guest has a wonderful, safe, and comfortable experience during Night to Shine. Training is provided for all Buddies and volunteers.
What is the Respite Room?
The Respite Room is an area designed specifically to provide a restful space for parents and caregivers to enjoy refreshments and entertainment, as well as personal time or time to connect with other parents and caregivers. We want to honor the incredible parents, caregivers and family members for their lifetime commitment to caring or their loved ones with special needs. Caregivers/parents in attendance are limited to two (2) per Guest.
What if the sounds/activities at the event become overwhelming?
We offer a Chill Area and Sensory Room where all guests are welcome to come enjoy a quiet and peaceful environment to rest and regroup. Sensory offerings will include aromatherapy, therapy animals, weighted blankets, rocking chairs, crafts and more. The Sensory Room will be in a separate area of the Arena to allow for a quiet space.
Is this event Christian? Night to Shine is open to anyone ages 16 and older with special needs and eligible volunteers. The event is a Christ-centered event hosted by Jacksonville area churches.