Fraternity men cycling across country to visit Rockford July 11

• Ride to raise funds, awareness for those with disabilities

Staff Report

Friday, July 11, a group of fraternity men will be in Rockford as a stop on the journey of their lives. This group of 26 cyclists and nine crew members are participating in Push America’s Journey of Hope, a 3,600-mile cycling event across the country. From San Francisco 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 Aug. 2. 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 visit the Indoor Sports Center of Rockford for a Friendship Visit at 2 p.m., July 11.

Push America organizes Journey of Hope each summer, along with other events, to promote 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.

Push America and Pi Kappa Phi have raised more than $15 million on behalf of people with disabilities, and continue to be on the cutting edge of the disability movement. Learn more by visiting

From the July 9-15, 2014, issue

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