Three months ago, as the William Knibb DaCosta Cup team was getting ready to start DaCosta Cup training, we posted an article entitled “William Knibb Memorial High School 2015 DaCosta Cup Season In Doubt.”
Two months later (one month ago), a group of past students presented 25 football boots to the school to help the DaCosta Cup team. See: William Knibb Past Students Donate Gear to the DaCosta Cup Team [Pictures].
Now back from a successful triple gold medal performance in World championships 2015 in Beijing, Usain Bolt, the school’s most famous past student has donated $1.3 million plus sporting equipment and supplies to his alma mater.
The William Knibb team that was struggling to start the season is now fully equipped. A total of 75 pairs of boots means enough for all 3 age group football competitions (Under 14, Under 16 and DaCosta Cup).
From Jamaican Hub
Back in the island after his triple gold medal – winning performance at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has come to the aid of his alma mater’s sports programme with a donation of $1.3 million plus sporting equipment and supplies.
The world 100m and 200m record holder jumped to the assistance of William Knibb Memorial High School after a number of its sports programmes were threatened due to financial constraints, adding 50 pairs of football boots, shin guards, 50 Usain Bolt-branded football and bibs to assist in their current Inter Secondary School Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW DaCosta Cup campaign.
Bolt also donated cricket gears including bats, pads, clothing, gloves and balls, to assist in the school’s Headley Cup cricket season, while the track and field team, has been receiving a yearly supply of gears from Bolt’s sponsor PUMA since 2002, when he was signed to the company. That arrangement was also secured upon the sprinter’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,” said Bolt.
Curated from: Jamaican Hub