WNC to host Community Night, Journey of Hope June 14

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Cyclists from Pi Kappa Phi fraternities from all over the country rode from South Lake Tahoe to WNC on Friday, June 17, one leg of a cross-country trip to raise awareness for people with disabilities. The Carson stop included local vendors offering services for those with disabilities. The Journey of Hope continued Saturday with a ride to Fallon. Here they are greeted by the Carson High Cheerleaders as they rode into WNC.
Photo by Tim Dunn/Nevada Photo Source

Courtesy Steve Yingling, Western Nevada College

Combine a night of family friendly activities, refreshments and a great cause with a chance to learn more about Western Nevada College, and what do you have? Community Night and Journey of Hope, of course.

For the first time, WNC is hosting a Community Night in conjunction with the Journey of Hope friendship visit from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 14 at the Carson City campus.

Community Night gives community members an opportunity to check out the resources that WNC has available, meet college team members and explore the campus.

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Journey of Hope has been one of WNC’s top spring events since 2014. The college and Nevada Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities partner to host a group of philanthropic-minded cyclists who travel across the country to help people with disabilities. Food, raffle prizes, dancing and music, as well as children activities such as bounce house, face painting and balloon animals, are planned for the cyclists’ friendship visit.

Journey of Hope is part of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity’s national efforts to serve people with disabilities. Their annual journey spans 32 states and 12,000 combined miles of cycling.

Besides visiting with the participating cyclists, the public can connect with local organizations committed to serving and supporting those with disabilities.

For more information about Community Night, phone 775-445-3267. To learn more about Disability Support Services at WNC or more about Journey of Hope, contact Susan Trist at 775-445-4459 or email her at susan.trist@wnc.edu.

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