Friday 15 November, 2019

Usain Bolt to receive 2019 International Humanitarian Award

Retired Jamaican sprinting legend Usain Bolt.

Retired Jamaican sprinting legend Usain Bolt.

Retired Jamaican sprinting legend, Usain Bolt is set to receive the 2019 International Humanitarian Award in New York City.

Another Jamaican - businessman Glenford Christian - will also receive the award on Friday, October 25.

Christian is founder and chairman of Cari-Med Group of Companies.

Bolt, an eight-time Olympic champion, and Christian will be presented with their awards at the 2019 Hummingbird Gala.

The board of directors of the American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) nominated the Olympian and the businessman, in recognition of their philanthropy and contributions they have made to economic development in Jamaica.

Bolt established the Usain Bolt Foundation in 2011. The foundation has provided support to a number of entities including the Walkers Place of Safety that was destroyed by fire, as well as the Jamaica Special Olympics programme.

 

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