WINONA LAKE – Grace’s women’s basketball team is pleased to promote its home game on Wednesday as Blackout Night.
The Lady Lancers, who host Mt. Vernon Nazarene on Wednesday at 7 p.m., are partnering in a league-wide initiative with the Crossroads League to benefit Destiny Rescue.
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.
On Wednesday, 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, St. Francis at Marian and Mt. 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.