Nissan Helps Raise $US193,00 – For Charity With the ‘Bolt Gold’ GT-R
Nissan have raised a huge total of $US193,000 from the ‘Bolt Gold’ Nissan GT-R and Bolt merchandise online charity auction which was held by eBay from the 22nd of November to the 4th December.
All the proceeds which were made are been donated to the Usain Bolt Foundation which helps create educational and cultural opportunities for children and young people in Usain Bolt’s home country of Jamaica.
There was fierce competition for the one-off ‘Bolt Gold’ GT-R, with offers coming from around the globe during the ten-day auction, the winner bid came in at $US 187,100. A 100 people also competed for the nine other items of Bolt merchandise which included racing helmets, special driving suits and boots which brought in a total of $US 6,091.
Nissan’s Chief Operating Officer, Toshiyuki Shiga. commented “In doing good with this donation to the Usain Bolt Foundation, Nissan will help children in Jamaica do better as they strive to realize their dreams for the future,”.
Usain Bolt who was named Nissan’s “Director of Excitement” back in October 2012, is the brand’s spokesman for the company’s new “What If” global brand campaign.
Commenting on the donation from Nissan, Usain Bolt said, “My partnership with Nissan greatly benefits the work of my Foundation. This donation will help many kids get access to better facilities, play areas and educational materials in Jamaica. I am delighted to be working with Nissan to do this.”
The new owner of the “Bolt Gold” Nissan GT-R from Australia said “The Nissan GT-R just gets better and better and more refined each year, and the fact that this gold GT-R also celebrates the incredible achievements of the great Usain Bolt makes it very special indeed.