2021 Update Video

January 18, 2021

2021 Prom Update

What is the new date for ANTR Prom?
A Night to Remember Prom will be held as a DRIVE THRU Prom Experience on SATURDAY, MARCH 13th between 6:30pm-9:30pm

What is a Drive Thru Prom Experience?
We have worked hard to make ANTR an incredibly special night this year! You will stop at least 10 different booths to be celebrated and pick up goodies at each of these stations! In addition, you will get a chance to DRIVE down the Red Carpet in your own vehicle with cheering paparazzi along the way!!

I was confirmed as an Honored Guest in 2020, am I guaranteed a spot in 2021?
If you were confirmed in 2020, you will have 24 hour ADVANCE sign-ups to guarantee your spot. We are releasing the Vehicle sign-up time slots to all previously confirmed 2020 Honored Guests on Feb. 15th. (Any remaining spots will open to everyone else on Feb. 16th).

I was on the WAITING LIST as an Honored Guest. What does that mean for me?
Everyone on the waiting list will have the opportunity to register for a Vehicle sign-up time on Feb. 16th.

I am an Honored Guest but I am 23 years old or older, can I still attend?
YES! We look forward to seeing you! Due to it being a Drive Thru event, we are able to welcome our friends that are 23 years old and older this year.

I am an Alumni of ANTR Prom, can I attend?
YES! We want to see you! With it being a Drive Thru event, we are able to welcome our Alumni friends too!

Can my other Honored Guest friends and I drive in the same car?
YES! We encourage you to carpool with your friends that you have been quarantining with. We would love for you to have a friend or two in the car and make it a dance party!

What do I wear…a Tuxedo? A Formal?
For those ladies that registered for the 2020 ANTR, you had the opportunity to pick out a formal gown. We encourage you to wear it and show off your beauty! Besides the hundreds of dresses already given away, we will not be providing any additional formal gowns, however please feel to wear a dress you already have. For the gentlemen, feel free to wear a nice shirt and tie, or whatever you would like for this special night.

I was registered as a STUDENT HOST in 2020, now what?
Although we will not be having one-on-one student hosts for this event, we would love to have you volunteer at one of our stations or as the paparazzi!! Sign-ups will happen on Feb. 15th, we will send out an email with the link – or just check our website.

I was registered as an ADULT VOLUNTEER in 2020, now what?
We would love to have you volunteer at one of our stations or as the paparazzi!! Sign-ups will happen on Feb. 15th, we will send out an email with the link – or just check our website.

On March 13th at the ANTR Drive-Thru Prom Experience, how will I know where to go?
All registered attendees will get an email with a map showing the Route. We will have police officers and parking lot attendants directing cars throughout the maze. ALL CARS will START at 990 LANE AVE., Chula Vista.


Thank you for your flexibility. We continue to pray for our ANTR Prom friends and our country as we battle this pandemic. Stay healthy, keep washing those hands and we look forward to celebrating with you March 13, 2021!

With love,

Rob & Cheryl Shields
Founder & Executive Director
A Night to Remember Prom

April 2, 2020

Prom Update

What is the new date for ANTR Prom?
  • A Night to Remember Prom will be held as a DRIVE THRU Prom Experience on SATURDAY, MARCH 13th between 6:30pm-9:30pm
What is a Drive Thru Prom Experience?
  • We have worked hard to make ANTR an incredibly special night this year! You will stop at least 10 different booths to be celebrated and pick up goodies at each of these stations! In addition, you will get a chance to DRIVE down the Red Carpet in your own vehicle with cheering paparazzi along the way!!
I was confirmed as an Honored Guest in 2020, am I guaranteed a spot in 2021?
  • If you were confirmed in 2020, you will have 24 hour ADVANCE sign-ups to guarantee your spot. We are releasing the Vehicle sign-up time slots to all previously confirmed 2020 Honored Guests on Feb. 15th. (Any remaining spots will open to everyone else on Feb. 16th).
I was on the WAITING LIST as an Honored Guest. What does that mean for me?
  • Everyone on the waiting list will have the opportunity to register for a Vehicle sign-up time on Feb. 16th.
I am an Honored Guest but I am 23 years old or older, can I still attend?
  • YES! We look forward to seeing you! Due to it being a Drive Thru event, we are able to welcome our friends that are 23 years old and older this year.
I am an Alumni of ANTR Prom, can I attend?
  • YES! We want to see you! With it being a Drive Thru event, we are able to welcome our Alumni friends too!
Can my other Honored Guest friends and I drive in the same car?
  • YES! We encourage you to carpool with your friends that you have been quarantining with. We would love for you to have a friend or two in the car and make it a dance party!
What do I wear…a Tuxedo? A Formal?
  • For those ladies that registered for the 2020 ANTR, you had the opportunity to pick out a formal gown. We encourage you to wear it and show off your beauty! Besides the hundreds of dresses already given away, we will not be providing any additional formal gowns, however please feel to wear a dress you already have. For the gentlemen, feel free to wear a nice shirt and tie, or whatever you would like for this special night.
I was registered as a STUDENT HOST in 2020, now what?
  • Although we will not be having one-on-one student hosts for this event, we would love to have you volunteer at one of our stations or as the paparazzi!! Sign-ups will happen on Feb. 15th, we will send out an email with the link – or just check our website.
I was registered as an ADULT VOLUNTEER in 2020, now what?
  • We would love to have you volunteer at one of our stations or as the paparazzi!! Sign-ups will happen on Feb. 15th, we will send out an email with the link – or just check our website.
On March 13th at the ANTR Drive-Thru Prom Experience, how will I know where to go?
  • All registered attendees will get an email with a map showing the Route. We will have police officers and parking lot attendants directing cars throughout the maze. ALL CARS will START at 990 LANE AVE., Chula Vista.

Thank you for your flexibility. We continue to pray for our ANTR Prom friends and our country as we battle this pandemic. Stay healthy, keep washing those hands and we look forward to celebrating with you March 13, 2021! With love, Rob & Cheryl Shields Founder & Executive Director A Night to Remember Prom
March 12, 2020

Coronavirus Update

Some people have asked about the status of A Night to Remember Prom in light of the Coronavirus and whether it will occur on April 24, 2020 as scheduled.

A Night to Remember Prom is still 6 weeks away; therefore, we have made the decision to not cancel or postpone the event at this time. We are very closely monitoring the impact the virus has here in San Diego County.  We are also monitoring alerts from the County Department of Public Health and the CDC.

We continue to pray that the virus will have run its course over the next few weeks, and life will soon return to normal. We will officially notify everyone about the status of ANTR Prom by April 10th.  Please check ANTR’s website on April 10th.  

Also, if you have not picked out your dress or been fitted for a tuxedo, your last opportunities are tonight (March 12th) from 6:00-8:30 at EastLake Church and Saturday, March 14th  from 8:30am-10am. If a decision is made to postpone the Prom, there will not be any additional dress or tuxedo fittings.

Keep those hands washed and stay healthy,

Rob & Cheryl Shields
Founder/ Executive Director of A Night to Remember Prom for students with Special Needs
www.anighttorememberprom.com
619-777-6602


I am including the latest information we have regarding the virus and steps each of us can take:

The San Diego County Public Health – Diseases and Conditions Unit has assessed the county’s present level of risk and has activated at Level 3, which is their lowest level.

Prevention and Staying Healthy

To stop the transmission of this virus, it is recommended by the CDC to:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 30 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough (with a tissue if possible or point your mouth into your arm), then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Soap and water helps!! The virus will break down if exposed to soap, so there is no need to only use disinfectant agents when cleaning.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of Coronavirus to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.
    • The CDC does not recommend that people who are healthy wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases.
    • The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings-at home or in a health care facility.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Faqs About the Coronavirus

  • Is there a vaccine to prevent the Coronavirus?
    • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease but there is no reason to panic.
    • As always, you should stay home if you are sick [with any kind of illness, not just the Coronavirus] and do not visit others if you are sick.
  • How sick are people with Coronavirus getting?
    • Most people (80%) have no or mild symptoms and they recover completely.
    • 20% get sicker and need medical care.
    • Between 2-3% can get quite ill and may require hospitalization; the disease can lead to death.
    • Typically it is the most vulnerable individuals—those who are older or have a chronic disease—who become ill first.
  • How is Coronavirus spread?
    • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
    • This occurs via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.  These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
    • Masks don’t cover your eyes, which is why masks don’t prevent healthy persons from exposure.
    • The CDC is concerned that it might be possible that a person can get Coronavirus by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes.
    • It might be possible for the virus to spread before people show symptoms; there have been reports of this with this new coronavirus.
    •  Some persons with the Coronavirus may never have any symptoms, and therefore not realize they are spreading the disease which is why basic prevention steps are useful for everyone.
  • Why are some counties declaring a health care emergency?
    • This allows them to better prepare in case coronavirus infections are diagnosed in their county.
    • It is not an indicator of anything more than increasing their ability to respond to the virus.
    • This is important as worldwide Coronavirus is spreading, especially in Asia and Europe although numerous other countries now have some cases.
  • What should I say if someone asks me what I know about Coronavirus?
    • Share the websites with others to ensure others in the community have the most accurate and timely information.

Here are some useful websites with constantly updated information.

A Letter from Rob & Cheryl Shields

Please read a special letter from Rob & Cheryl Shields regarding the 2020 A Night to Remember Prom.

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Learn About the Prom

A Night to Remember is a FREE Prom honoring students with special needs ages 15-22 years old.

There are always questions. We’ve organized the majority of them here for quick reference.

Learn about why and how A Night to Remember was started and has grown to 850 students in attendance.

The event is free for our students, but we need financial support. Find out more about sponsoring.

We have everything covered from tuxes for the guys and dresses for the girls. This night is all about you!

This event comes at no cost to our students, but it takes a huge team! We need your help! Volunteer now.

Show love and celebrate students your age who are often marginalized. Host one of our honored guests.

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