Santa Bolt! Usain gives back to Trelawny hometown

In the spirit of the season, Usain Bolt surprised residents of his Sherwood Content hometown in Trelawny with care packages.

Double sprint world record holder Usain Bolt

The eight-time Olympic champion noted that his annual treat had to be rethought due to the coronavirus pandemic, but wanted still wanted to make it special for them.  

In social media clip, Bolt said “I know that you guys are used to me doing my Christmas treat every year in Trelawny so this year because of the pandemic, I’m still doing it, but we’re just gonna do down and pass out stuff around the community because we understand that people still need a little help in the Christmas time and in the pandemic so we’re gonna try to do as much as always and just pass out a few things.”

Bolt and his team drove throughout the community handing out toys to kids and care packages to the adults, including his primary school principal.

One resident said, I’m feeling good, I didn’t expect this because through the COVID so I’m surprised.”

The charitable move was commended by many online, who thanked the former sprinter for his efforts.

One social media user said, “Because of this you’re my legendary athlete” while another added, “God bless you and your family and team…we need more of this”.