The Journey of Hope team will be arriving in Dodge City today for a visit with Arrowhead West.
This overnight stop comes after a 55-mile ride from Garden City, the 35th day of a 4,370-mile cycling event across the country.
This group of 28 cyclists and six crew members is one of three Journey of Hope teams that will directly enhance the lives of thousands of people with disabilities through grant funding and community engagement.
The team will arrive at Arrowhead West for lunch and a Friendship Visit at noon. Arrowhead West is a not-for profit organization serving children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Time spent with organizations like Arrowhead West is some of the most impactful and helps break barriers and highlight the abilities of all people.
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 Aug. 11.
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 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 and two other large service projects each summer and is the national philanthropy of Pi Kappa Phi. Founded in 1977, the Ability Experience is committed to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities.
Combined with corporate sponsorships, the 2018 Journey of Hope will raise more than $650,000 for people with disabilities across the nation. The Ability Experience has raised over $16 million in its 41-year history.