Massive NY celebration of Usain Bolt, Glen Christian - ... Compliments of American Friends of Jamaica
Numbering more than 500 altogether, friends of Jamaica and Jamaicans turned out for the American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) 2019 Hummingbird Gala at Cipriani in Manhattan, New York, on Friday October 25, to celebrate the honourees, Usain Bolt and Dr Glenford Christian.
Prime minister, Andrew Holness, headed the list of dignitaries, who included Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States (US), Audrey Marks; United States Ambassador to Jamaica Donald Tapia; as well as former US ambassadors to Jamaica.
The main highlight of the evening’s event was the presentation of the AFJ’s International Humanitarian Award to two icons – Usain Bolt and Dr Glenford Christian – for the outstanding impact they have had on philanthropy.
Showcasing AFJ’s work in Jamaica, the gala also celebrated the two extraordinary honourees for their achievements in their respective fields – sports for Bolt, and medical supplies and pharmaceuticals for Christian – as well as in philanthropy. A solid musical package, compliments of the legendary Toots and The Maytals and singing sensation Christopher Martin, ensured patrons ended the evening very well satisfied.
Here are the highlights.