THE WOMEN’S COALITION OF MOTORCYCLISTS (WCM) ANNOUNCES THE “SJ” HARRIS LEGACY FUND
The Women’s Coalition of Motorcyclists (WCM) is dedicated to doubling the number of female riders by 2020. In pursuit of this goal, we have teamed up with SJ’s management team Threader 24 Racing and Porsche Taylor for Black Girls Ride Magazine to create the SJ Harris Legacy Scholarship Fund.
Joi “SJ” Harris, was the first African American female licensed by both the Champion Cup Series (CCS) and the American Sportbike Racing Association (ASRA) in the United States. She lost her life shooting a scene for the upcoming Deadpool 2 film. SJ Harris was a brilliant and fierce rider who set an example for young women everywhere. She took time out of her busy schedule to speak to and train female riders, to help them learn about safety and encourage them to live their dreams. When the opportunity arose for her to participate in the Deadpool 2 film, it was a dream come true, so she was off to Canada to fulfill that dream. To let her example live on WCM, Threader 24 Racing and Black Girls Ride Magazine established a scholarship program to commemorate the legacy of SJ Harris. The scholarship fund will be used to help increase the number of women riders by offering basic and advanced rider courses for licensure as well as increase the number of women taking part in track days throughout the United States.
We urge donors to participate in commemorating the legacy of SJ by making a donation into the legacy fund by following this link http://www.youcaring.com/sj-harris-legacy starting on the release date of Deadpool 2, the movie, Thursday, May 17, 2018. We hope to encourage racetrack owners to partner with us to create All-WOMEN’S TRACK DAYS throughout the country. We also ask motorcycle safety schools to partner with us in creating Basic Rider scholarships for women who want to learn how to ride. To be a part of this legacy email WCM Board Chair at CHAIR@WCM2020.ORG.