Usain Bolt Donates £838K and Sports Equipment to His Old School in Jamaica

Ryan Bailey@ryanjaybaileyFeatured ColumnistSeptember 17, 2015
Usain St. Leo Bolt @usainbolt

First order of business on returning to my lovely island Jamaica is to visit my high school William Knibb Memorial http://t.co/40OmaByIKs

During his reign as the fastest man on the planet, Usain Bolt has used his celebrity and resources to benefit those who are less fortunate—particularly in his home nation of Jamaica, where his charitable foundation has done much excellent work. 

Fresh from his triple gold medal-winning performance at the 2015 Beijing World Championships, Bolt has offered a very generous donation to his old school.

Usain St. Leo Bolt @usainbolt

Class is in session.. #LoveMyHighSchool http://t.co/TUj9h7xM9P

William Knibb Memorial High School was given a huge boost this week when Bolt donated £838,000 ($1.3 million) in addition to a large quantity of sports supplies. Chris Wheatley of Eurosport reports:

Bolt provided the financially challenged school with 50 pairs of football boots, shin guards, 50 Usain Bolt branded footballs and bibs to help the school in their campaign for this year's ISSA FLOW DaCosta Cup.

The Puma-sponsored athlete Bolt, who recently returned to the island after his triple gold haul at the IAAF World Championships in China, also donated cricket bats, pads, clothing, gloves and balls to assist the school in their upcoming cricket season.

This bout of generosity comes a few days after Bolt accidentally left a London nightclub without settling a £10,000 bill.

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