Usain gives back to William Knibb High School

Usain gives back to William Knibb High School

16th September 2015 – Back in the island after his triple gold medal – winning performance at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has come to the aid of his alma mater’s sports programme with a donation of $1.3 million plus sporting equipment and supplies.

The world 100m and 200m record holder jumped to the assistance of William Knibb Memorial High School after a number of its sports programmes were threatened due to financial constraints, adding 50 pairs of football boots, shin guards, 50 Usain Bolt-branded football and bibs to assist in their current Inter Secondary School Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW DaCosta Cup campaign.

Bolt also donated cricket gears including bats, pads, clothing, gloves and balls, to assist in the school’s Headley Cup cricket season, while the track and field team, has been receiving a yearly supply of gears from Bolt’s sponsor PUMA since 2002, when he was signed to the company. That arrangement was also secured upon the sprinter’s request.

“William Knibb played an integral role in the athlete that I am today so any time they call; or anything I can do to give back, I am more than happy,” said Bolt.

3 Responses to “Usain gives back to William Knibb High School”

  1. Lynne Weatherly

    Seems like a nice person that he is giving back/helping those who helped him…nice to see this:-)

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  2. PATRICIA

    CAN U HELP PEMBROOKE HALL PRIMARY SCHOOL WITH FOOTWEAR FOR PRIMARY CHAMPS. THEY HAVE TO SHARE AND THESE FOOTWEARS ARE FALLING APART, PLEASE PLEASE SEE IF YOU CAN HELP THESE KIDS, SO THAT THEY CAN PERFORM AT THEIR BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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