Alumnus Darris Means joins Push America effort

Darris Means ’05, a youth trustee on Elon’s board of trustees, is serving as a public relations crew leader for Push America, an 800-mile cycling event

across the state of Florida sponsored by Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity.

The ride begins May 14 in Miami and concludes May 27 in Tallahassee. There are 28 cyclists and 7 crew members involved.

The proceeds will go towards assistance for agencies that serve people with disabilities and also with the logistics of the event so the men can reach people with disabilities.

Special events associated with the ride include the following:

Community and Arrival Events – Proclamations declaring Push America Day, parades, wheelchair basketball games, bicycle safety seminars and pool

parties are examples of the types of community events scheduled. These exciting events allow us to highlight the local efforts of the organizations that support people with disabilities.

Kids on the Block puppet shows – At many events, Kids on the Block puppet shows for children are performed. This show focuses on the abilities of

people with disabilities and allows children to ask questions to the puppets that they might not have been comfortable asking otherwise.

Friendship Visits – From barbecues to fireside sing-a-longs, to dinners and dances, the team spends time enjoying the friendships made with the

people for whom they are riding.

For more on the ride, click on the link below…