SEF & Peace and Sport Join Forces and Organise a Bike Ride
Monday 23rd May 2016
Both organisations, Sean Edwards Foundation and Peace and Sport, will be working together for the first time at the Formula One Grand Prix in Monaco, with the Sean Edwards Foundation Memorial Bike Ride, taking part will be a host of Professional Drivers from past and present along with Olympian Athletes from all over the globe. The bike ride takes place around the F1 circuit and starts at 9am on Tuesday 24th May from the ACM building, we hope to send a message that promotes Peace through Sport via Motorsport in Monaco that was Sean's home and where the memorial bike ride was started by the drivers in his memory. Some of the sportsmen taking part of the bike ride are Jenson Button, David Coulthard, Brendon Hartley, Maro Engel, Francesco Castellacci, Chris Buncombe, Russell Carty, Marc Raquil, Randy De Puniet, Adrien Maré, Jean François Tordo. All the participants will be wearing a common suit, with SEF and Peace and Sport colours. An autographed suit will be offered to H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.
A collective Whitecard picture will be taken at the start of the ride, as symbol of peace through sport.
This event will be the opportunity to announce the partnership between both organisations. Peace and Sport and the Sean Edwards Foundation are joining forces with several incentives. Bringing new hope to underprivileged children, giving them physical, mental wellbeing and social. A gala event to fundraise field program will be held during the Grand Prix 2017.
Peace and Sport is a politically neutral and independent organization based in the Principality of Monaco, which works to promote sport as a tool for peace. Founded by current President Joël Bouzou in 2007, Peace and Sport is a global initiative under the High Patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco.
Peace and Sport acts to put sport at the heart of concerted, effective and relevant political action, to make sport a catalyst for peace.
The Sean Edwards Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on raising safety awareness in motorsport, the Sean Edwards Foundation was born out of tragedy. Sean Edwards was killed in Australia on October 15, 2013. He was coaching a rookie driver from the passenger seat when the car left the track and hit a concrete wall. Sean was just 26 years old. Several factors contributed to Sean’s death, but had better attention been paid to simple safety procedures he may still be racing today. The Sean Edwards Foundation was established by his mother Daphne McKinley Edwards. The hope of the foundation is that his sacrifice will be a catalyst to improve safety conditions and awareness in all levels of motorsport.
The vision of both parties is to have sport that can be the stepping-stone towards positive development, sporting values to educate young generations and help foster social stability, reconciliation and dialogue between communities.