British children will be in line for a cash windfall with every medal won by an American athlete at the London 2012 Olympics, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has said.
Every medal won by Team USA, which won 110 medals in total at the Beijing 2008 Olympics, will trigger a £100 donation to the Kids Company charity - which helps 17,000 children across London.
"What we are trying to do is to be good guests and thank Britain for hosting the Olympic Games," defending decathlon champion Bryan Clay told the Press Association.
"The USOC is also doing something that I do not think that anybody has ever done before. We are going to donate £100 for every medal that an American athlete wins this year.
"I think that at the last Olympics, we won about 110 medals.
"It will be a pretty significant amount of money and something that Kids Company will be able to use."
Star turns for the US squad are also set to include NBA player Kobe Bryant as part of the US Dream Team in the basketball competition.
The US won 110 medals to come second in the 2008 Olympic medals table behind China, but won 10 more medals in total.
The US won 36 gold, 38 silver and 36 bronze medals. China won 51 golds.
The most deprived and at risk children, many of whose parents are unable to care for them due to their own practical and emotional challenges, are among those who are helped by Kids Company.
It provides a safe, caring family environment for the youngsters.
USOC have donated about 13,000 US dollars in IT equipment and Team USA athletes will also be visiting projects in the run-up to the Games.
Clay said: "A lot of us athletes, including myself, have their own not-for-profit foundations or charities they work for.
"We truly believe it is something important and a lot of those things have to do with children.
"It is something that has great synergy with who we are and what we believe as athletes in terms of inspiring the youth. It is also about trying to be an example, to lead and show them a better way to do things."
Team USA hopes that fundraising events such as auctions of Olympic memorabilia and publicity from the athlete visits will also boost Kids Company's efforts.
Team USA see this as its way of helping to leave its' own positive legacy from taking part in London 2012.
Clay said: "Hopefully we will meet a kid or two who will be inspired by that, may be will want to be an Olympian and will be inspired to try and be the best they can be."