WACO, Texas (KWTX) It was a “Night to Shine” for nearly 200 prom-goers as Crestview Church of Christ in Waco hosted Tim Tebow’s “Night to Shine” prom for those with special needs ages 14 and up Friday night.
Prom-goers included 14-year-old Madi Potts who, like many there, was attending her very first prom with her special date, Tre Harvey, her former trainer at D1 who heard about the prom and immediately asked Madi’s mom for permission to accompany her. (Courtesy photo)
The thrilled guests included 14-year-old Madi Potts who, like many there, was attending her very first prom with her special date, Tre Harvey, her former trainer at D1 who heard about the prom and immediately asked Madi’s mom for permission to accompany her.
“Night to Shine definitely was a night I will never forget and I don't think Madi will ever forget either,” Tre said.
Night to Shine takes a full year of planning and more than 700 volunteers.
Crestview Church of Christ which was the only church locally chosen as one of 700 plus churches worldwide selected to host the event simultaneously.
The event started with donated limo services dropping off each guests to arrive to much fanfare on the red carpet, lined with Midway and Baylor cheerleaders, friends and family and even strangers who just wanted to support the event.
Trey said watching Madi stroll down the red carpet is a moment he’ll never forget.
“”When we walked down the red carpet you could just see the joy and excitement on Madi’s face,” he said.
“Her face just lit up as she stepped off the party bus and everyone just started clapping, the Baylor cheerleaders there and the bands and the mascot. Just bringing joy to her face. She was just so happy.”
One inside the church, Madi joined nearly 200 other prom goers along with their “buddies”, all volunteers matched to enjoy the night with them.
She enjoyed Chick-fil-A nuggets, a karaoke room, also stacked with volunteers, and of course, her favorite pastime of dancing.
“We spent a lot of our time on the dancefloor which if you know Madi that shouldn’t surprise you at all,” Trey said.
The night ended with a special moment as each and every attendee was crowned queen or king of the prom.
Tre was given the honor of bestowing the crown upon his special friend.
“I had the awesome experience of being able to crowd Madi the queen of the prom that night,” Tre said.
“My goal was just for her to feel as special as possible and for her to know that she is a queen not just for that night but every day of her life.”
Trey recently relocated to Dallas where he’s spending a short period of time before moving on to a career in the Indoor Football League for the Quad City Steamwheelers.