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Feb. 13, 2018

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CONWAY - This past weekend, numerous Coastal Carolina student-athletes participated in "Night to Shine," a red-carpet event held at The Rock Church in conjunction with the Tim Tebow Foundation.

"Night to Shine" is a unique prom night experience for people with special needs. Over 200 "Kings and Queens" from ages 14 to 83 participated in Friday's event with more than 500 volunteers that helped make the night a success. Across the United States and multiple foreign countries there were approximately 500 events just like the one in Conway over the weekend.

"A Night to Shine was the most incredible, humbling, and eye-opening experience that I have ever been involved in," Chanticleer lacrosse defender Emily D'Orsaneo stated. "The amount of happiness that one night could bring to so many people was amazing. The new friends that were made and the smiles on all of their faces will never be forgotten."

"Night to shine was amazing! Seeing everyone come together to make each and every person feel like a king or queen was really cool to see," said CCU lacrosse midfielder Haley Kyger. "Whether it was on the dance floor, at the photo booth, or any of the other stations, everyone was having the time of their life and it was an amazing and humbling experience to be a part of."

"Night to Shine was definitely a night to remember! There was so much love, smiles, happiness and dancing," Chants lacrosse defender Lyndsey McLamb stated. "The kings and queens were so grateful and so happy to be there. It was one of my favorite nights/experiences and I hope to attend next year and the years after that! Felt good to give back."

"We see a lot of these Kings and Queens at our events and it was great to get to know them on a different level while making new friends," said CCU running back Alex James. "The night is about them and think they left huge smiles on their faces just like we as hosts did. The night was about making sure they are special, they are loved and they are cared about. It was an incredible night and, I think I can speak for all my fellow Chanticleers, it was an honor to be a part of it."

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