Journey of Hope cyclists to stop in Farmville

Published 11:08 am Tuesday, July 28, 2015

On Aug. 4, a group of fraternity men, 26 cyclists and 10 crew members, will be arriving in Farmville.

They are participating in The Ability Experience’s Journey of Hope, a 3,700-mile cycling event across the country. From Long Beach 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 National Capitol on August 8.

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Every cyclist commits to raising a minimum of $5,500 on behalf of people with disabilities in hopes to enhance their quality of life.

The team will arrive at STEPS, Inc. at 6 p.m., where they will enjoy dinner and a Friendship Visit.

Their cross-country trek will soon be ending. This is one of the last stops. Spencer Munro is the Logistics Coordinator who planned the Journey of Hope South Route. He is a graduate of Roanoke College and Xi chapter of Pi Kappa Phi.

The mission of The Ability Experience is to use shared experiences to support people 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.

It is the national philanthropy of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity who founded the organization in 1977 to commit themselves to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities.