Pacers star surprises teens with “Prom Experience”

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A Pacers star surprised three teens this morning for his 2nd Annual “Ultimate Prom Experience.”

Hundreds of students wrote essays to be entered into the contest.

Lance Stephenson announced his choice Tuesday morning.  He selected three teens at Southport High School.

The winners will get their hair and make-up done, dinner at Prime 47, dresses, tuxedos and flowers.

“Back in the day when we went to the prom, we wore dickey suits,” Stephenson said. “Now I’m fortunate enough to give them a prom and get them a nice little limo and a dinner. Just the little things to help them out.”

Stephenson wanted to honor the idea that nothing is ever handed to you, so he came up with the Prom Experience for students to submit reasons on why they felt they deserved to be the winner. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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