Men biking across U.S. for a cause, make a stop in Richland
RICHLAND, Wash.-- A group of fraternity men are cycling across the U.S. to raise money and awareness for people with disabilities.
Saturday they stopped at Howard Amon Park in Richland. The cross-country ride is called The Journey of Hope and is put on by Pi Kappa Phi fraternity's foundation called Push for America. They're riding from the West Coast to D.C. covering four thousand miles in nine weeks.
One of the Journey of Hope organizers, Zach Morris, says stopping in cities along the way is a great way to put a face to the cause.
"The money that we raise goes to these different organizations and us being able to visit them, not only gives them a face but it gives us a chance to put a face with them. We get to meet the people that the money we raise benefits," says Morris.
The group met with ARC of Tri-Cities disabilities organization this evening for dinner.
To date, Pi Kappa Phi has raised over fifteen million dollars for people with disabilities.