Lance Stephenson makes prom dreams come true for deserving students

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 6, 2014) – Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson made prom wishes come true once again for the Second Annual Lance Stephenson Ultimate Prom Experience.

He surprised three lucky students from Southport High School Tuesday morning. The students will get a nice dress or tuxedo, a limo ride and dinner. They were picked because of their hard work.

“I got to meet the other girls and it’s been such an experience to meet everyone and spend the time with them. Getting all these nice things…it’s so generous,” said Stefanie Maier, one of the recipients.

During high school, it proved difficult for Stephenson to afford prom. He vowed that if he became successful, he would make an effort to give back to students.

Honoring the idea that nothing is ever handed to you, he came up with the Lance Stephenson Ultimate Prom Experience for students to submit reasons on why they feel they deserve to be the winner.

“It’s not unfamiliar to people that prom can be extremely expensive!” said Stephenson. “The support from local businesses in the greater-Indianapolis community is why the Lance Stephenson Ultimate Prom Experience is even continuing. Their confirmation in my goal to support Hoosier students is truly an honor.”

This year the local vendors who are participating include:

  • Instyle Hair Salon: Providing Hair & Make-Up
  • Prime 47: Providing Dinner
  • Raelynn’s Boutique: Providing Prom Dresses and Tuxedos
  • Bella Stella Limo: Providing Limousine Transportation
  • Steve’s Flowers: Providing Corsages and Boutonnières
  • Transformations Salon & Spa: Also providing hair and make up