Marshall Hosts A Night To Shine

Marshall Preps To Host "A Night To Shine" In February
Posted on 10/03/2018
This is the image for the news article titled Marshall Preps To Host "A Night To Shine" In FebruaryOn Feb. 8, 2019, Marshall will receive a unique opportunity to create a lasting memory for students of all ages with special needs and/or disabilities. "A Night To Shine," sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, is coming to the Marshall Convention Center on Feb. 8! This special prom-type event will be from 6-9 p.m. that evening and is made possible by the collaborative efforts of area churches, community organizations, and Marshall ISD.

We need your help, however. It is impossible to create this sort of an event without the help of sponsors and/or volunteers who are willing to make a difference in the lives of these special people. Any help is appreciated, whether it be monetary or simply volunteering time, we have a spot for you with "A Night To Shine."

Here is some more information for any who may be interested in helping create the perfect night for those who will remember it forever. Don't miss out on the blessing! Contact event organizers here on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nighttoshinemarshall or you may contact the Marshall ISD Special Education Department at 903-927-8707 for more information.

WHAT IS "A NIGHT TO SHINE?"

“A 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 14 and older,” according to the foundation’s website. Last year on “A Night To Shine,” over 500 churches from around the world came together to host “A Night To Shine” for approximately 90,000 honored guests through the support of the over 175,000 volunteers.

Heisman Trophy winner and two-time national champion Tim Tebow created the foundation in 2010 with “a mission to bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need.”

EVENT FUNDRAISERS

• October 23, 2018 - Bubba's in Longview
• November 4, 2018 - Chili's in Marshall

SPONSORSHIPS

Gold ($1,000 and above)
• Special thanks donor plaque at registration table
• Facebook acknowledgement on Night To Shine-Marshall page
• Name/Logo displayed on screen near the dance floor
• Name/Logo displayed on sponsorship board

Silver ($500)
• Special thanks donor plaque at food, beverage, or gift table
• Facebook acknowledgement on Night To Shine-Marshall page
• Name/Logo displayed on screen near the dance floor
• Name/Logo displayed on sponsorship board

Bronze ($200)
• Special thanks donor plaque at dining tables in the dance hall
• Facebook acknowledgement on Night To Shine-Marshall page
• Name/Logo displayed on screen near the dance floor
• Name/Logo displayed on sponsorship board

VOLUNTEER TEAMS

Food Service Team
Assist caterer with unloading food, additional food preparation and set up food and beverages in the main event space and in the Respite Room.

Flower Team
Assist Florist with uploading and properly laying out corsages and boutonnieres. Help guests select and pin on their flowers.

Guest/Volunteer Registration Team
Warmly greet guests, sign them in, give them their name tag or lanyard, and answer any questions they may have. Greet volunteers, give them their name tags or lanyards, and direct them to their team leaders.

Hair, Makeup & Shoeshine Team
Arrive at the designated time and assist set-up team with the salon area. Welcome each guest to the salon station for hair and makeup or to a seat for a shoe shine. Chat with them while you pamper them and make them feel special.

Local Security Team
Support on-site uniformed law enforcement personnel by ensuring a safe, secure environment for guests and volunteers. Coordinate with local police, fire and rescue as needed.

Medical Team
Assist uniformed professional EMT personnel at the event by producing basic first aid and care for any medical needs or emergencies.

Paparazzi Team
Take photographs and treat honored guests like celebrities and VIP's. Assist and announce guests as they make their way down the red carpet. Manage flow and traffic and cheer them on to make them feel welcome.

Respite/Sensory Room Team
Love on the parents/caregivers by serving food, spending time getting to know them and being available to pray with them. Spend time with guests who may have become over-stimulated on the dance floor, or in other areas of the prom. Interact with them by participating in sensory activities, singing or listening to calming music or simply providing them with some quiet time.

Set-Up Team
Arrive at the designated time and execute event set-up, connect with DJ, audio/visual, activity and parking teams to ensure they have everything they need and the best possible event layout is ini place.

Buddy Team
Accompany and assist assigned guests through the evening, providing companionship and any assistance they may need during the event. Sit with their guest during dinner and engage them in conversation. Buddy volunteers need to be at least 16 years old.

Clean-Up Team
Take down decorations, tables, chairs, etc., and clean up the event space.

Dance Floor & Floater Team
Monitor the dance floors and the perimeter to make sure their are no "wallflowers." Invite them to dance and engage with them. Constantly "float" around the main event space, kitchen, restrooms, and outdoors to assist anywhere an extra hand is needed.