Jamaican athletes give back to children for Christmas

December 29, 2015
Spint star Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce at her Christmas treat recently. (Photo by: Sherie Ranston)

They are agile, they are athletic and they are kind.

Some of Jamaica's top athletes were all about giving back this Christmas.

From community treats to places of safety- a number of children were left smiling.

Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce, were among those who managed to make a child smile this Christmas.

"Children having fun.. What the season is all about."

That was what Usain Bolt had to say after the conclusion of a Christmas Treat he hosted in his community. 

The Trelawny born sprint star treated the children to a day of games, gifts and grins.


(Photo courtesy of Usain Bolt's Facebook)

And female sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce also managed to bring joy to the children of her Waterhouse community.

The sprinter's Christmas treat was made possible due to the generosity of sponsors Digicel, NIKE and Tankweld Metals providing hundreds of toys, bags, footballs, waterbottles and caps. Grace Kennedy provided of snacks and refreshments for all the children through the Grace Foods brand.


(Photos by: Sherie Ranston)

Sherone Simpson, Carrie Russell, Aneisha McLaughlin-Whilby, Julian Forte, Kimberly Williams, Luton Shelton, Kimarie Roach and Peter Matthews were also ones to give back this Christmas when they donated to the Walker's place of safety last Sunday.  They contributed toys and school supplies to the institution.

The children between the ages of three and 14 were gifted with footballs and dolls as well as exercise books, crayons and schoolbags.

The initiative was undertaken by former track and field athlete Trishanna McGowan.


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