University Sertoma hosts Journey of Hope cyclists | Neighborhood Extra

The University Sertoma Club of Lincoln hosted the Journey of Hope cyclists of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity brothers from across the nation July 12 for a picnic dinner at Antelope Park. University Sertoma, a service organization that provides service and cash donations to people and organizations in need in the Lincoln area, has sponsored a meal annually for over 17 years for the teams during their stops in Lincoln.

Following dinner, the team of 29 cyclists and eight crew members traveled to the Arc of Lincoln, where team members and people with disabilities from the Lincoln community participated in interactive social activities.

About Journey of Hope

The Journey of Hope, organized by the Ability of Experience, is a cycling trek that raises funds and awareness for people with disabilities in hopes of enhancing the quality of their lives. The Journey of Hope consists of three teams of men from Pi Kappa Phi chapters across the country. Each team takes a different route and cycles approximately 3,600 miles, beginning in San Francisco and ending in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 12. Each team spent over two months cycling an average of 75 miles a day from city to city visiting with people and organizations that help people with disabilities.

Every cyclist commits to raising at least $5,500 on behalf of people with disabilities before the trip began. Combined with their individual efforts and corporate sponsorships, the Journey of Hope 2017 teams will raise more than $500,000 for people with disabilities across the nation.

The ride was founded in 1977 by Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity with the purpose of instilling lifelong service in its members and enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities. The Ability Experience and Pi Kappa Phi have raised over $15 million in its 40-year history.

About University Sertoma

University Sertoma is part of an international organization that exists for the purpose of Service to Mankind. One of the main focuses is better speech and hearing; they also include alcohol and drug abuse prevention for youth, and community improvement. For more information, contact club president Vicki Highstreet at (402) 202-2768.