The inaugural Night to Shine event in Hays provided the opportunity for individuals with special needs and disabilities to dress up and attend a special dance just for them. Many volunteers also gained an opportunity to have a positive impact on hundreds of individuals with special needs/disabilities. Parents and caretakers were able to get a much-needed night off knowing their loved one was in good hands for the night. The event was a tremendous success. There was a significantly higher turnout than expected in terms of both volunteers and honored guests. A grant from the Hansen Foundation assisted in securing background checks on volunteers and catering. In all the event received rave reviews and it was a fantastic night filled with fun, dancing and fellowship.