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Bolt Foundation hosts special treat in Trelawny

Published:Sunday | December 28, 2014 | 12:16 AMShayne Fairman
Contributed World 100 and 200 metres record holder, Usain Bolt, handing out gifts at the Bolt Foundation Christmas treat in Sherwood Content, Trelawny last Friday.
Contributed World 100 and 200 metres record holder, Usain Bolt, with some young fans at the Bolt Foundation Christmas treat in Sherwood Content, Trelawny last Friday.
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The Usain Bolt Foundation, with the world's fastest man as its patron, was on hand to deliver a special Christmas treat to the sprint legend's home town of Sherwood Content and neighbouring communities in Trelawny on Friday. More than 500 people were presented with gifts on a day of great family entertainment and festivities.

"I am definitely happy to be able to do this once again and to have the support of my sponsors," the world sprint king-Usain Bolt shared.

"We wanted it (Friday) to be a day for the kids so they could play and also go home with presents," added Bolt.

This Usain Bolt Foundation treat marked its second staging on Friday, and saw the triple Olympic champion team with his sponsors: Digicel, Puma, Hublot and Gatorade to welcome the hundreds from Sherwood and nearby towns.

There was lots of entertainment for the kids. Many flocked the bounce about, while others did rock climbing and had their faces painted.

Younsters Isaac Brown, Paris Lee and Cheavian Stoner were among the numbers to receive gifts from the legendary Jamaican. They were all overjoyed not only to collect gifts but to meet Usain Bolt."

Local boy turned hero, Bolt, through his foundation added more flair by serving up the local cuisine in true Trelawny style, with curry goat, mannish water, jerk chicken and other dishes.

The mega track star had his hands full entertaining and hosting the members of his hometown in the treat that lasted from 1 p.m to 6 p.m.

Winsome Wilkins, chairperson for the Usain Bolt Foundation was more than satisfied with the love, adoration and respect shown out to the world 100 and 200 metres record holder.

"We are pleased with the support that Usain continues to receive, not just from his community but also from the wider Jamaica," she said.

"We (Usain Bolt Foundation) are delighted that we are able to do events like this that promote good family values," added the Bolt Foundation chairperson.

The fastest man on earth who has no intention of slowing down next season, also visited the Waldensia Primary School in Trelawny on Friday, to hand over brand new bathroom facilities courtesy of his foundation.

Meanwhile, Bolt's executive manager, Nugent Walker, said the team was pleased with the day's activities and extremely happy to be able to create a family setting for all in the community to enjoy, especially the children.