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Bolt leaves mark at Alpha Boys Home

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Lowe,André (Author)
Newspaper Article
Publication Date:
Apr 17-Apr 23, 2014
Jamaica, NY
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Jamaica, Blacks, Children, Donations, Track & field, Athletes, Athletic shoes, Bolt, Usain, 1986-
"A few months ago, a representative from Alpha Boys' Home reached out to [Nugent Walker] (Walker) asking if he would consider asking me to visit the boys', home. NJ shared the convo with me and I considered it a no-brainer to accept the invitation. The rep thought it would be great motivation to the boys for me to come by and just share my experience with them, and most importantly believing in one's dreams and working hard towards it. I said to NJ, however, I just didn't want to go share just words of encouragement, but also offer some gifts, thus we contacted Puma and got some items." Bolt, one of the German sportswear company's most recognisable brand ambassadors explained.