Greenville, S.C. - North Greenville men's lacrosse recently took some time from its normal routine to volunteer at the "Night To Shine", a prom night experience for people with special needs and sponsored by Tim Tebow.
On February 9th the team took a trip to Brookwood Baptist Church to buddy up with one of the hundreds of participants with special needs. Each player was matched with a buddy for the night to participate in a variety of activities including limousine rides, dinner, a red carpet walk, to a crowning and shoe shining.
Every guest of Night to Shine enters this complimentary event on a red carpet complete with a warm welcome from a friendly crowd and paparazzi. Once inside, guests receive the royal treatment, including hair and makeup stations, shoe shining stations, corsages and boutonnieres, karaoke, dinner and of course dancing! The highlight of the night comes when every one of the Night to Shine guests is crowned king or queen of the prom!
The "Night to Shine" website describes the event as an unforgettable prom night experience centered around God's love, for people with special needs ages 14 and older. The event is hosted by churches all over the world including several in the state of South Carolina.
"The opportunity to serve others at the Night To Shine event was a fantastic experience for our guys, my staff and myself. The fact that the entire team was able to put others before themselves on a Friday night right before our first home game of 2018 says a lot about the character and integrity of our men," said head coach Corey Struss. "It is critical for our program to be involved in the community in more ways than just lacrosse, and I know that our guys had a blast doing it. It's a special feeling to know that once they finish their careers on the field at North Greenville, they are going to go out into the world with a heart for service. Words cannot describe how encouraging it is to know that everything we do sets them up for later in their lives, where they will be great sons, brothers, husbands, and fathers."
For pictures from "Nigth To Shine" check out the photo galleries to the right under the article photo.