Night to Shine

February 9, 2024 / 7:00PM-9:00PM

Cornerstone Church and Joy Ranch of South Dakota will serve as co-hosts for the 2024 Night to Shine prom event, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. The event will be held at Joy Ranch on Friday, February 9, 2024 from 7 – 9 p.m. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 14 and older. This is the first ever Night to Shine prom event held in the state of South Dakota through the Tim Tebow Foundation. All of the Night to Shine prom events are held on this same night (Feb. 9, 2024) across the United States and the world.

Night to Shine is a complimentary event for people with special needs 14 years and older. Activities will include a red-carpet entrance complete with a warm welcome from a friendly crowd and paparazzi, hair and makeup stations, limousine rides, corsages and boutonnieres, a catered dinner, dancing, karaoke, gifts, a Respite Room for parents and caregivers, a Sensory Room, and a crowning ceremony where every honored guest receives a crown or tiara!

“I’m so excited that we will celebrate 10 years of Night to Shine this coming year! All around the world, people with special needs are going to be cheered for on the red carpet, dance the night away with their friends, be crowned a king or a queen of the prom… but most importantly, they’re going to hear that they are loved by the God of this universe. We continue to be in awe of all God has done over the past nine years, but we believe He has even more in store. Every town, every village, every nation needs Night to Shine because we want every person with special needs to know that they are one of one, created in love, by love and for love,” said Tim Tebow, founder of the Tim Tebow Foundation.

As sponsor of Night to Shine, the Tim Tebow Foundation provides each host location with the official 2024 Night to Shine Planning Manual, personalized guidance and support from a Tim Tebow Foundation staff member, the opportunity to apply for a financial grant, and access to planning resources that will assist them in creating an unforgettable night for their honored guests. Over the years, Night to Shine, through hundreds of churches from 56 different countries, has provided over half a million guest experiences. 2024 marks the 10th anniversary of Night to Shine.

How to participate:
To register as a guest or a volunteer (or to provide an in-kind or cash donation) for the Night to Shine event to be held at Joy Ranch in Watertown, SD, please view the event website at Registration for guests and volunteers officially opened as of Dec. 11, 2023. The registration window will close prior to the February prom event, as participation is limited. Registration for both guests and volunteers will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cornerstone Church focuses on the main message of the New Testament – This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! (2 Cor. 5:17) Join us in the adventure of surrendering our lives to Jesus Christ and experiencing His Holy Spirit changing everything through forgiving sin, healing hurts, giving us purpose, and instilling us with sure hope for this life and the life to come! For additional information about Cornerstone Church in Watertown, visit

Joy Ranch of South Dakota is both a non-profit organization and an actual 126-acre ranch located a few miles outside of Watertown, South Dakota. Founded by Joy Nelson, the organization’s core mission is to help challenged individuals get a chance to meaningfully connect with horses. Typical recipients of this program include everyone from foster children to those with life-altering conditions, disabilities, or diseases. Joy Ranch is 100% barrier free. For more information about Joy Ranch, visit

The Tim Tebow Foundation exists to bring Faith, Hope and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. This mission is being fulfilled daily through ministry outreach in Orphan Care + Prevention, Special Needs, Profound Medical Needs, and Anti-Human Trafficking & Child Exploitation. To learn more about how the Tim Tebow Foundation is serving the world’s most vulnerable people, please visit