Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Awarded $2.5MIL to 25 Student-Athletes Via Her Pocket Rocket Foundation

Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 12:09 PM GMT-5

Three-time Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce continues to do remarkable work through her charitable organisation, the Pocket Rocket Foundation. Wednesday morning, she took to social media to inform her followers that 25 young athletes received $100, 000 each over the past year.

The calculation amounts to $2,500,000 being given out in awards. She wrote, “For 2023-2024, 25 student-athletes were awarded $100,000 each.”

She also stated, “Euvia of St. Elizabeth Technical is one of 6 recipients who will be exiting our scholarship program this year as they progress to tertiary education#WorkInProgressWednesday #IAmAPromise #StudentAthletes #SportsandEducation #SFPLegacy.”

The Facebook post features a photo of Shelly-Ann placing a pin on a female student’s school uniform. Additionally, the post features a message from the five-time World Champion, noting that she won her first Olympic gold medal in 2008 and urging young athletes not to be influenced by the doubts and fears of others.

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The post was shared on Wednesday and has since received many positive responses from fans. 
One fan commented, “Awesome….well done! You are such a great human being!!”

Another wrote, “May God continue to bless you abundantly for giving back Shelly-Ann.”

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