GRAND JUNCTION, Colo (KREX) — Blythe Crow grew up right on the Western Slope. While going to Grand Junction High School, she took a trip to Kenya and saw a significant need for support in its communities. An estimated 50,000 teenage girls are working in poverty-based prostitution across Kenya this year.
Instead of standing by and watching these problems continue, Blythe created ‘She Has a Name.‘ This is a local nonprofit that works to help young girls in these difficult situations find housing, networking opportunities, spiritual growth and even an education. She Has a Name sponsors the girls all the way through four years of college. This organization has been working to pull children and young women out of poverty-based prostitution for more than eight years now.
As the group sets sights on growing and improving its services for girls in need throughout Kenya, it is now asking for the community’s help. On October 8th, She Has a Name will be hosting an 18-hole scramble golf tournament at Adobe Creek National Golf Course. The tournament check-in starts at 9am and the event will include raffles, mulligans, a putting competition, and the organization is even giving away a smoker!
All proceeds from the golf tournament will go towards a brand new building in Kenya. The group’s executive director, Zach King, says a new building will provide space so the group can help more young women. It would also provide these girls a safer place to live and heal from their trauma.