Almost 100 members of Special Populations, cheering and holding handmade signs, welcomed 21 bicyclists Monday afternoon at the Sun Splash Family Waterpark pavilion.
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Twenty-one cyclists with the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity pedaled into the parking lot of the Disability Achievement Center, 12552 Belcher Road S. in Largo, May 13, making a stop in the group's 16-day, 800-mile trek across Florida.
Stephen Kapp, University of Texas San Antonio (Iota Beta), left, catches a soccer ball thrown by Special Olympic two-time gold medalist Kaitlyn McQueen, right, while learning to balance while standing up in his stirrups at Tomorrow's Equestrian Center Tuesday night, May 19, 2015.
LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Fraternity members from across America are spending the start of their summer vacations in Florida, raising money to help the disabled. It's called "Gear up Florida," and it's sure to work up a sweat!
This summer, Kyle Gacke, and Connor O'Neill will bike for 4,000 miles Ñ 67-straight days Ñ starting from San Francisco and ending up in Washington, D.C. Gacke and O'Neill are two University of Iowa juniors participating in the bike ride, called the Journey of Hope, which is organized through the philanthropy their fraternity Pi Kappa Phi owns.
MOULTRIE Ñ Quite often we hear of individuals performing tremendous feats of endurance to bring attention to a particular mission. And so Moultrie's own Reed Wells joins those ranks in June when he will bicycle across the continental United States to raise awareness and support for those with mental and physical disabilities. The journey will end on Aug. 8.
This summer Kappa Delta (Florida Atlanta) Chapter brother Evan Camejo won't be spending his break hitting the beach. Instead, he will hit the road with 35 of his Pi Kappa Phi brothers from around the country to spread awareness for those with disabilities.
This summer one student will embark on a 4,000-mile journey across the country Ñ all by bike.
As two Southview High School graduates now in their sophomore years at the University of Toledo embark on long-distance cycling trips this summer, they figure their bikes will play secondary roles in their journeys.