On Friday, June 6, in New York City, a pair of training shoes handcrafted by Puma will go on sale at the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Education Foundation auction during Caribbean Week. The shoes were made for the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt. They are the spikes that Bolt used in his training for the 2013 World Championship Games in Moscow.
“Usain Bolt is a global legend from the Caribbean who continues to make history and to make us proud. We are thrilled to have his training spikes from the 2013 World Championship Games as a part of the CTO’s Caribbean Week auction,” says Sylma Brown, the director of CTO USA Inc., the CTO’s North American office based in New York.
The bid is set to start at $18,000 and proceeds from the sale will be used for the benefit of charities in Jamaica and the CTO Foundation, the non-profit foundation established by the CTO to help Caribbean nationals pursue higher education in tourism related subjects, by providing scholarships and grants.
Caribbean Week New York runs from June 1-7. For information, visit www.CaribbeanWeek.com.