HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Two University of Southern Mississippi Honors College students just completed a cross-country trip on bicycles to raise money for their fraternity's charity.
Cam Kenney from Mobile, Ala. and Will Ford from Oak Grove took part in the 30th anniversary "Journey of Hope" ride.
It was a fundraiser for Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity and supports services and programs for people with physical and mental disabilities.
Both riders began their trips on June 3 and concluded them in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 12.
Kenney started in San Francisco, while Ford began in Seattle.
"You're riding with three other people, sometimes two other people, depending on the day," said Ford. "So, that was a lot of fun, getting to know everyone, because you have a lot of time on the bike to talk a lot about a lot."
"Words can't really do it justice, it was the best summer of my life," said Kenney. "You get really close with this group of men and you form like a brotherhood like no other."
Kenney raised more than $5,800 while Ford raised just over $7,000.