Journey of Hope cyclists make a stop in Lubbock

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Updated: 7/02/2012 10:12 pm
With 26 days in and 34 days to go, the Journey of Hope 2012 cyclists are going above and beyond to make the journey worth it.

That journey brings them to Lubbock this weekend to promote awareness for people with disabilities.

Cycling 4,000 miles from Long Beach, CA to Washington, DC, the members of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity are celebrating their philanthropy's 25th anniversary in a big way and have already raised over $600,000 total.

Lubbock State Supported Living Center, who is playing host this weekend, received a $1,000 grant from the group.

The cyclists spent time at the Texas Tech leisure pool Monday with some of the 220 individuals who call the living center home.

Javier Sevilla, one of the cyclists for PUSH America, said he plans to be part of the journey as long as he can.

“It's kind of sad that certain people like to discriminate against people with disabilities when at the end of the day, we should try and help them at whatever it is that they are best at, and help them develop and help them reach their potential just as we do throughout our daily lives,” Sevilla said. “And from a people's standpoint, it makes me appreciate my life a lot more. I know this will be one of the highlights of my life, as well as my whole team, and those who have done it for the past 25 years.”

The team will leave at 6:00 a.m. Tuesday for their next pit stop in Snyder

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