Fraternity cycling for disabled to be in Carson City June 12

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On June 12, a group of fraternity men will stop in Carson City on the journey of their lives. The group of 26 cyclists and nine crew members is participating in The Ability Experience’s Journey of Hope, a 3,600-mile cycling event across the country. From San Francisco, Calif., to Washington, D.C., these men will be cycling to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities.

The Journey of Hope team consists of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity men from across the country. The team will cycle an average of 75 miles per day ending at the nation’s capital on Aug. 8. Every cyclist commits to raising a minimum of $5,500 on behalf of people with disabilities in hopes to enhance their quality of life.

After cycling 35 miles, the team will host a Friendship Visit at 11 a.m. June 12 at the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada. Another event will be held at the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada, and later the team will be at a joint friendship visit with People First — Nevada Chapter and Nicole Whelchel. They will be having a dinner at 5:30 p.m.

The Ability Experience uses shared experiences to support anyone with disabilities and develop the men of Pi Kappa Phi into servant leaders. The Ability Experience organizes Journey of Hope each summer, along with other summer events, in order to promote the abilities of all people and raise funds.

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