BOSTON — Gillette has teamed up with three-time World Champion and 100-meter American Record Holder Tyson Gay to donate $25,000 to Lafayette High School in Lexington, Ky. — the same high school that gave Tyson his start in his track career — as part of its “Get Started” campaign.
Through the “Get Started” campaign, Gillette has partnered with 25 global ambassadors from around the world to help them give back to their respective organizations and communities where they received their start in athletics, and in life. In addition to Gay, Gillette also is working with such athletes as Ryan Lochte (USA, swimming); Roger Federer (Switzerland, tennis); Sir Chris Hoy (Great Britain, cycling); and Rudy Fernandez (Spain, basketball).
With the donation, Lafayette High School plans to upgrade a majority of its track and field equipment, including purchasing such items as new starting blocks for the track and new uniforms for the students. In addition, the school is looking into hosting a major track invitational meet in the next year.