ISU student participating in

July 21 2006

WHO: Indiana State University student Ezra McCalment and other riders participating in the Journey of Hope Bike Ride across America

WHAT: Stopover and reception

WHEN: 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 25

WHERE: Dede Plaza, Indiana State University campus

***In case of rain, they will be under the rotunda in front of the Hulman Memorial Student Union

McCalment, a sophomore marketing major from Camby, Ind. is one of 16 cyclists on the Trans American team. They along with four crew members, began their journey June 3 in Florence, Ore. and will arrive at their final destination of Washington, D.C. on Aug. 13. (It's a 73 day, 4,285 mile trip.) McCalment, a member of ISU's Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, is the only student from Indiana participating in this event.

Each team member was selected for his leadership, commitment to service and community involvement. Cyclists are required to raise a minimum of $5000 to enhance the lives of people with disabilities. McCalment has set his sights higher, working to raise $6000.

The Journey of Hope is a cross-country cycling event that raises funds and awareness for people with disabilities. While biking on one of three routes, participants deliver messages of disability awareness along the way. The Journey of Hope annually raises over $500,000 for this worthwhile cause. The Journey of Hope is a program of Push America, the national philanthropy of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity.

The riders will be coming from Effingham, traveling on U.S. 40. They are expected to arrive at ISU between 2-2:30 p.m.

For more information about the Journey of Hope, contact Dan Melchan at (704) 996-3414.

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Contact: Al Perone, Student Activities and Organizations, 812.237.3822

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, 812.237.3783 or pmeyer4@isugw.indstate.edu

ISU Communications & Marketing: 812.237.3773, http://isunews.indstate.edu

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ISU student Ezra McCalment is one of 16 cyclists on the Trans American team who will stop at ISU July 25 for a break and a reception.

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