Another hot day was in store for us on Wednesday, but for 38 bicycle riders from Push America,Journey of Hope, it was just another day to ride. "Today it was a short one" according to some of the riders, "we only had to go 60 miles from Milwaukee to Glenview."
A Big Blast had the honor of hosting the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity brothers, as they trek across the country during the summer, raising awareness for children and adults with disabilities.
Water balloons started the afternoon, a quick and fun way to cool off, followed by games, dancing, a bbq, a martial arts demonstration and a buddy baseball game. Holly Nagel, balloon artist extrodinare from Twist 'n Shout, amazed us with animal creations, and Therapuetic Kneads made everyone happy with their fantastic massages.
Some serious dancing took place on the Flick Park dance floor, With Charizma playing great tunes. "Watching the Journey of Hope riders dancing with all the kids and teens was as heartwarming as it gets".
"Living in Glenview for the past 25, it makes me proud to have my community come out so strong with sponsorships and help", Rhonda Penzell said.
HUGE thank you's need to go out to:
Glenview State Bank, Del Vasey Statefarm, Hillerich's, The Glenview House, Harrison's Poultry, Reagen Meats, Staples, The Door Store, Upright MRI of Deerfield, House of Rental, Goode and Fresh Pizza Bakery, Costco, Fifth Third Bank, Jennings Chevrolet, McDonald's, Klinical Konnections, Therapuetic Kneads, Twist n' Shout, Go Roma, Unique Upholstery & Carpet Cleaning, U-Haul of Morton Grove, Johnsonville, Jewel-Osco, NSSRA, The Glenview Park District, Chef Jose Gonzalez of Salud Tequila Lounge and the amazing Glenview Women of Today, who came out and tattoo'd everyone.
We need to also thank all the volunteers who came out to lend a hand, we couldn't have done it without you.
Lastly, thank you to the 38 men of Pi Kappa Phi, who generously donate their summer to ride for a great cause.