COBE Marketing Graduate to Cycle Across Country to Raise Money for Those With Special Needs

Cole Cunningham, a recent College of Business and Economics graduate in marketing, will embark on a cross-country cycling expedition, the Journey of Hope, from June 8 to August 10 in an effort to raise money and awareness for people with disabilities.

Cole Cunningham with his bike in front of B sculpture

Cunningham will join 19 other cyclists on the 3,600-mile trek across the country. Their trip begins in Santa Barbara and ends in Washington, D.C. at the Capitol Building, where they will unite with two other Journey of Hope groups that are riding from Seattle, Washington, and San Francisco, California.

Along the way, Cunningham will have many stops for “friendship visits.” During these visits, the team will volunteer at more than a hundred organizations that offer services and support to people with disabilities.

Cunningham said the shared experiences will benefit both the communities they visit as well as everyone on the team.

“Through working with local organizations such as Special Olympics Idaho, I have seen firsthand how impactful these interactions can be in the Boise community,” he said. “I am extremely humbled and excited to now have the opportunity to reach communities across the country.”

Kount is thrilled to sponsor Cole Cunningham as he bikes across America in effort to raise money and awareness for people of all abilities. Cole is participating in the Journey of Hope put on by the @AbilityExp and will trek 4,000 miles while he works to raise $7,000. Good luck! pic.twitter.com/qd5h132aCE

— Kount (@KountInc) April 25, 2019

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