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image001 (2)On Sunday, May 11, a group of fraternity men will start the trip of their lives beginning in Miami. This group of 28 cyclists and 9 crew members are participating in Push America’s Gear Up Florida, an 800-mile cycling event across the state of Florida. From Miami to Tallahassee, these men will be cycling to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities.

The Gear Up Florida team consists of men from across the country who are members of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. The team will cycle an average of 75 miles per day ending at the State Capitol on May 17. Every cyclist commits to raising a minimum of $2,500 on behalf of people with disabilities in hopes to enhance their quality of life.

Prior to departing from Miami, the team will be having their event orientation. On Saturday, May 10 the team will have a Friendship Visit with Shake-A-Leg Miami at 2:00 p.m, followed by a Kick-Off dinner with Florida International University’s Pi Kappa Phi chapter, Theta Delta, at 6:00 p.m. The next morning, Sunday, May 11, the team will leave from Dexter Fountain at Bay Front Park for Clewiston at 7:00 a.m. Push America’s mission is building leaders of tomorrow by serving people with disabilities today.

Push America organizes Gear Up Florida each May, along with other summer events, in order to promote 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.

Push America 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 this event or more on Push America’s summer programs please contact Adam Phillips at (980) 318-5381 or log on to If you would like to arrange any interviews, you may also contact Adam Phillips. 

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