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June 21, 2016

"Journey of Hope" for People with Disabilities Rolls into Las Vegas

Written by Suzanne Potter

LAS VEGAS --- When "frat boys" make the news, it isn't always in a good way. But this week, a team of cyclists from the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity is to stop in Las Vegas as part of a cross-country trek to raise money for people with disabilities.

Dozens of riders with the Journey of Hope started slightly more than a week ago in Long Beach, Calif., and hit Pahrump on Monday. They'll end up in Washington, D.C., in August, where they will link up with two other teams that took central and northern routes across the country.

Algernon Dean, public relations director for the "Journey of Hope" south route and a member of Pi Kappa Phi, said it's an annual tradition that started almost 30 years ago.

"Along the way," he said, "we stop at friendship visits, interact with the clients at the camps that cater to people with different abilities, and we do our best to make the world a better place for people that live day to day with a disability."

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