Fraternity men cycle coast to coast to benefit people with disabilities

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Provided by Push America

A group of cyclists rode into Lubbock for a two-day stop on a nationwide fundraiser, Journey of Hope. Push America's Journey of Hope, presented by KRG Capital, consists of three teams (One leaving from San Francisco, one from Seattle, and one from Long Beach, CA) who will cycle a combined 12,000 miles this summer.

The team had dinner and a friendship visit with Lubbock State Supported Living Center, a local organization serving as home to nearly 300 people with disabilities on Sunday.

Journey of Hope, organized by Push America, is a cycling trek that raises funds and awareness on behalf of people with disabilities in hopes to enhance the quality of their lives. Push America is the national philanthropy of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. Every cyclist commits to raising at least $5,000 on behalf of people with disabilities. Combine their individual efforts with corporate sponsorships and the Journey of Hope team will raise more than $550,000 for people with disabilities.

The team will be visiting the Lubbock State Supported Living Center on Monday, July 8th at 2 p.m. for a second friendship visit.