ROAD iD and the Paul Sherwen Project Team Up for the Tour de France, Fueling Skills Training for Young Women in East Africa.
July 2, 2021
ROAD iD, the premiere line of wearable identification products for cyclists and the Paul Sherwen Project, the foundation created to honor Tour de France commentator and former professional cyclist, the late Paul Sherwen, join forces again to announce the launch of the 2021 Limited Edition Paul Sherwen Project Wrist ID to help raise funds to provide skills training for the young women of East Africa.
Through their fundraising efforts in 2020, ROAD iD and the Paul Sherwen Project, donated $5,000 to the Matany Girls’ Vocational School, located in the Karamoja region of Uganda. The mission of the school is to offer practical skills training to girls to increase employment and encourage entrepreneurship to promote sustainable livelihoods and dignity. Educational opportunities for young women in this remote region of Uganda are scarce and many girls must leave school after their primary years. Understanding that educating young girls lifts the whole community, MGVS’s motto is “Skill and Empower a Girl.”
The prodigious goal this year is to raise $165,000 to construct a workshop to house a kitchen for catering and a salon to teach hairdressing. You can visit paulsherwenproject.com to learn more and donate today, or show your support by purchasing the Paul Sherwen Wrist ID, now available on roadid.com starting at $39.99, and $15 of each ID sold will be donated directly to the Paul Sherwen Project.
In addition to the Limited Edition ID, ROAD iD’s highly anticipated Tour de France trivia and Grand Prize Dream Bike Setup Package, valued at $7,000, is back. Trivia players can score entries to win the grand prize by answering daily TDF trivia questions and can score extra entries by making a donation to the Paul Sherwen Project on roadid.com.
“We’re humbled and honored to reignite the partnership with the Paul Sherwen Project and hope that through our efforts we can continue Paul’s great work for the people of East Africa.” Said Edward Wimmer, CEO of ROAD iD.
“Road iD has been a great partner to the Paul Sherwen Project from day one. Ed Wimmer’s friendship with Paul and his belief in our mission created to keep Paul’s vision alive for people in Uganda got the foundation started. We couldn’t be happier than to build on this relationship,” said Katherine Sherwen, Paul Sherwen’s wife and Vice-Chairperson of the Paul Sherwen Project.
About Road ID
ROAD iD makes wearable identification for people on the go. Their mission is to make wearing ID as common as a seatbelt, and since 1999, they’ve provided peace of mind to millions of active individuals, empowering them to do what they love and worry less with their info on-hand. Should the need arise, their ID products communicate who you are, who to contact, and the medical information necessary to ensure proper care is received. Countless stories and testimonials from customers over the years are a testament to the power of wearing ID, with many customers citing they might not be alive today had it not been for their ROAD iD. For more information, visit ROADiD.com.
About the Paul Sherwen Project
The Paul Sherwen Project is a 501C-3 Corporation founded by the family and friends of the late Paul Sherwen to continue the good he was enacting in Uganda. Paul raced in the Tour de France seven times before becoming television commentary partners with Phil Liggett, where their voices became synonymous with the Tour de France. Paul called Uganda home and was passionate about investing in the people and future of the region, thus the Paul Sherwen Project is continuing his mission. For more information, visit www.paulsherwenproject.com.