Journey of Hope comes to Park City |

Journey of Hope comes to Park City

Submitted by The Ability Experience,

On June 21-22, a group of fraternity men will be in Park City as a stop on the journey of their lives. This group of 26 cyclists and nine crew members is participating in The Ability Experience’s Journey of Hope, a 3,600-mile cycling event across the country.

From San Francisco to Washington, D.C., these men will be cycling to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities. Troy Hass, a member of the North Route, was born in Park City.

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. 8. Every cyclist commits to raising a minimum of $5,500 on behalf of people with disabilities in hopes of enhancing their quality of life.

There will be several programs/Friendship Visits on June 22. These will include Utah Olympic Park at 9:30 a.m. Later there will be a Friendship Visit at National Ability Center at 5 p.m., where they will be interacting with people at National Ability Center.

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 each summer, along with other summer events, in order to promote the abilities of all people and raise funds. It is the national philanthropy of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, who founded the organization in 1977 to commit themselves to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities.

The Ability Experience and Pi Kappa Phi have raised over $15 million on behalf of people with disabilities and continue to be on the cutting edge of the disability movement. For more information about The Ability Experience summer programs, please contact Jeremy Osborne at 980-318-5381, or visit