Usain Bolt for 2019 International Humanitarian Award in New York

Usain Bolt helping to build a home for Spanish Town fire victim Sean Sutherland. (Photo: Instagram @usainbolt)

Sprint legend Usain Bolt will be bestowed with the 2019 International Humanitarian Award this Friday, (Oct 25) in New York City.

Fellow Jamaican Glenford Christian, founder and chairman of Cari-Med Group of Companies, will be similarly awarded.

The American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) announced that the two icons of philanthropy will be presented with their awards at the 2019 Hummingbird Gala.

Glen Christian, founder and chairman of Cari-Med Group of Companies.

This year’s honourees were nominated by the AFJ Board of Directors in recognition of the impact they have had in philanthropy, and to highlight their success as well as the significant contributions they have made to economic development in Jamaica.

The ceremony is expected to showcase the AFJ’s work in Jamaica and celebrate the achievements of the two philanthropists.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at Friday’s gala, where the Jamaican Ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks, will be among the special guests.