Usain Bolt, the track legend that has given so much to sports and his country has shown that his generosity knows no limitations when it comes to helping the less fortunate.
Bolt’s shoes in which he won the gold medal and broke the 100-metre world record at the 2009 Berlin World Championships will soon be auctioned after he presented his white and gold limited-edition Puma track spikes to Lady Allen, the wife of the Governor General Sir Patrick Allen.
According to a release from King’s House, Usain Bolt made the presentation to Lady Allen in support of her patronage to the Issa Trust Foundation that has been providing equipment, medical service and treatment for the paediatric ward at hospitals across the island.
Lady Allen said the track shoes will be auctioned to help raise funds for the foundation.
The presentation was made to Lady Allen at the Usain Bolt Track at UWI, Mona to an audience inclusive of Bolt’s management executives, Dian Pollard, CEO of the US-based Issa Trust Foundation and other executives, and other local business leaders. Zoleka Mandela, granddaughter of the late Nelson Mandela also attended the function.
The shoes will reportedly go on auction two weeks prior to June 24 fundraising concert featuring Grammy award-winning group, Air Supply, where the auction will end.
Lady Allen stated; “Usain willingly came on board to support the work of the foundation three years ago when he initially gave me the track shoes, but today (Wednesday, May 10) we are renewing that purpose.”
What do you think about Usain Bolt’s golden heart that just keep on giving to the less fortunate?
Written by Stacey Fowler