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GEAR UP FLORIDA
May 24 - May 25
GEAR UP FLORIDA 2023
Since 1997, over 500 Pi Kappa Phi men have participated in Gear Up Florida. Gear Up Florida was created with one mission in mind: to reach out to as many people as possible across the state of Florida, spreading a message of acceptance and understanding on behalf of people with disabilities.
THE JOURNEY: MIAMI – TALLAHASSEE | 15 DAYS | 950 MILES
One state, countless memories. This 800-mile cycling event kicks off on the shores of Miami, travels through the Florida orange fields, Gulf Coast, Orlando, and Jacksonville, and culminates at the State Capitol in Tallahassee. The team spreads a message of acceptance and understanding to communities in Florida through friendship visit with local groups that supports people with disabilities.
DETAILS ON JACKSONVILLE FRIENDSHIP VISIT
During day one of the friendship visit to Jacksonville, members of Club Challenge and the Adult Day Training program will share lunch with the Gear Up Florida participants. The team will also enjoy some fun in the sun with yard games at Camp Chowenwaw Park. On day two of the friendship visit, the program will offer a visit to the Brooks Adaptive Sports and Recreation program, where individuals who want to test their skills at wheelchair basketball will get to compete with some of the country’s top adaptive athletes. Thank you to our event sponsor, McGriff Insurance, and catering company, Rolling Stoves, for making this event possible.