Usain Bolt donates $1.3 million and equipment to high school alma mater

Usain Bolt donates $1.3 million and equipment to high school alma mater

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Usain Bolt donates $1.3 million and equipment to high school alma mater

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Usain Bolt returned to Jamaica after winning three gold medals at the World Championships and has donated $1.3 million to his high school alma mater, William Knibb Memorial in Falmouth, to help the school’s athletic programs, according to the Jamaica Gleaner. The programs were in danger because of financial cuts.

Bolt, who holds the world record in the 100 and 200 meters, also donated 50 pairs of soccer shoes, shin guards, 50 uniforms and 50 soccer balls for the team to use in its current Inter Secondary School Sports Association season. The equipment came from Bolt’s longtime sponsor Puma.

Bolt also donated cricket gear for the Headley Cup cricket season. The track team has been receiving an annual supply of equipment since 2002 from Puma at Bolt’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,” Bolt told the Gleaner.

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