Usain Bolt is back with another power move!
According to PR Newswire, the iconic Olympic Sprinter will join the advisory board for Autograph, the company leading the charge in partnerships with some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment. The company is on a mission to bring forth a new era of digital collecting and now Bolt will play a role in helping to bring that vision to life.
Bolt will not only become Autograph’s Advisory Board’s newest edition, but The World’s Fastest Man will also make his non-fungible tokens (NFTs) exclusive to view through the company. The collection will be available for purchase through the DraftKings Marketplace.
“We’re honored to partner with Olympic legend, Usain Bolt, and drop his first-ever NFT collection,” said CEO & Co-Founder of Autograph, Dillon Rosenblatt, in an official statement. “Autograph is committed to celebrating the careers and achievements of our content partners, and we’ll now be able to provide our community with an exclusive opportunity to become a part of Bolt’s story through our NFTs.”
He will join a roster of big names in sports that have been tapped to the Autograph Advisory Board which include Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka, Derek Jeter, Tony Hawk, Wayne Gretzky, and Tiger Woods.
“Now that I’ve retired from running professionally, I’ve decided to take my hunger for competition to the next level in a growing space and get involved with NFTs and Autograph,” continued Usain Bolt. “I’m honored to join Autograph as they continue to add legendary athletes to the team and provide a platform that uniquely connects me with both my fans as well as new communities.”
Fans will be able to purchase premier editions of the Usain Bolt NFT throughout the day starting on October 5th. Signature editions that will include digital autographs from the Olympian will drop on October 7th.