Tonya West is one busy lady; not only with her Special Olympics Indiana – Marion County South activities, but also with her involvement in community affairs. She even has articles from several local newspapers to prove it! Pick up a local, southside newspaper and chances are pretty good you might just see Tonya’s big, infectious grin spanning from ear to ear. This time, she landed a front page spot in the Daily Journal which serves Franklin, Greenwood, Center Grove, Whiteland, New Whiteland, Bargersville, Trafalgar, and Edinburgh.
At first glance, you might not recognize Tonya — she traded in her sneakers and Southside Storm uniform for a Cinderella gown and transformed her athletic prowess into sheer elegance. Tonya recently attended an event called “A Night to Shine” which is part of a program sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation and more than 200 host churches in 48 states and eight countries. The event provides an opportunity for special-needs adults, 16 and older, to experience a night out on the town to dance the night away in a formal setting with all the frills.
Tonya looked fabulous as she stepped out in fashion for her “Night to Shine”. Click on this Daily Journal photo to see more photos from the enchanted evening.