Chicago, Ill., July 15, 2019 — Nearly 250 golfers joined KeHE at Harborside International Golf Course on July 15 to support Young Life and the KeHE Cares™ Foundation in a record-breaking KeHE Care™ Golf Outing raising more than $200,000.
Based on the success in prior years, KeHE expanded the scope of the event to not only benefit Young Life, but to also support the KeHE Cares™ Foundation. Specifically, the funds raised at the 2019 event will support KeHE Cares partners working to heal victims of sex trafficking in the U.S. and abroad through Restoration 61 (Chicago, IL), and Restoring Hope (Nepal).
Golfers could learn about these charities throughout the day on the course. Volunteers from all three benefitting organizations were on hand to share their stories about how their groups are making an impact and the role that KeHE is playing in helping them do so.
KeHE also debuted their relationship with Truckers Against Trafficking. Through the partnership KeHE drivers are trained to assist law enforcement in the recognition and reporting of human trafficking, aiding the recovery of victims and arrest of their perpetrators. A special thanks to Gina D’Orazio Stryker of Gina Cucina, and Laura Cypress of TAT for taking the time to come to this event and talk to the golfers about trafficking.
2019 Benefitting Charities Include:
- Restoration 61 – based in Chicago, works to raise awareness about sex trafficking in the United States and provides intervention services to women in industries where sex trafficking occurs.
- Restoring Hope Nepal in Kathmandu – provides a home for girls and women who have been rescued from sex trafficking.
- Young Life focuses on introducing adolescents to Christ and helping them grow in their faith.