LEXINGTON, Ky. — Mission 108 is hosting its fifth annual Black and White Gala Nov. 2 at Keene Trace Golf Club to raise money for the nonprofit’s India-based safe house for women and children victimized by human trafficking.
Mission 108 was founded by Lexington’s Robbie and Brittany Ross, who initially started the organization in 2012 by working with impoverished communities in Lexington. In 2016, Mission 108 became a 501(C)3 Non Profit. The Rosses were high school sweethearts who married in 2010 and immediately entered life as a Major League Baseball couple. Throughout their years of intense travel and baseball, the Rosses felt called to give back in profound ways, eventually leading to Mission 108. Gala goers can help support Mission 108’s aim to fully fund the safe house in India for trafficking survivors.
The gala will feature live music, a silent auction, locally catered food, celebrity mingling and talks about the mission and purpose of Mission 108. A VIP cocktail hour kicks things off from 6-7 p.m., followed by dinner and events from 7-10 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. All proceeds go directly to the safe house, which saves lives by getting women and children out of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.
To learn more about Mission 108’s approach to solving the complex human rights problem that is human trafficking, visit mission108.com.
“The survivors of trafficking are some of the strongest and most vulnerable individuals we have ever met,” stated the Rosses on their website. “Their recovery is crucial and takes a great deal of time, resources and commitment.”
Partnering through ticket sales and sponsorships can meet these real needs.
In addition to the gala, there will be a Celebrity Golf Scramble Nov. 4 at Keene Trace Golf Club. More information is available about both events at mission108.com.