Usain Bolt Donates $20 Million to His Former School in Jamaica

 

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World fastest runner, Usain Bolt, returned to Jamaica after winning gold medals at the Rio Olympics and has donated all the $20 million he earned to his high school William Knibb Memorial in Falmouth, Jamaica.

This donation is to help the school’s athletic programs, according to the Jamaica Press. The programs were in danger because of financial cuts. As part of the donations, Bolt also mentioned that he would be visiting the school once a month for the next year to help train the students in athletics.

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William Knibb player an integral role in the athlete that I am today so anytime they call, or anything I can do to give back, I am more than happy,” Bolt told the Jamaica Press.

Usain Bolt becomes the first athlete to make a donation in cash with such amount. “He sets records both on track and in humanitarian works” – the school head said as part of a thanksgiving message.

Source: Wow Africa