AVON, Ohio – The Crossroads League and Destiny Rescue will partner to host a Blackout Night event at all five women’s basketball games around the league on the night of Wednesday, January 24.
Destiny Rescue is an internationally recognized Christian non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing and restoring children trapped in the sex trade. Since 2011, Destiny Rescue has saved over 2,000 children enslaved around the world, while preventing hundreds more from entering the sex trade through various prevention and awareness programs.
Destiny Rescue Blackout Nights hosted by Indiana Wesleyan in 2015 and 2016 helped raise enough funds to save six girls, and last year’s league-wide event raised funds to rescue 17 children.
On January 24, the Crossroads League’s second-annual Destiny Rescue Blackout Night will include the five-game slate of Indiana Wesleyan at Goshen, Taylor at Spring Arbor, Huntington at Bethel, Saint Francis at Marian and Mount Vernon Nazarene at Grace.
The cost to save one child is approximately $1,500 and the goal for the 2018 event is to raise enough funds from the five games to save at least 25 children. Funds will be collected at each game through donations, t-shirt sales and the selling of jewelry products made by girls who have been rescued by Destiny Rescue.
Representatives from Destiny Rescue will also attend each game and speak to the crowd at halftime.