Mar 20, 2015 2:49 PM
Goffstown High student heads to Special Olympic World Games
GOFFSTOWN - Nineteen-year-old Goffstown High School student Hayden Meattey is headed to the Special Olympic World Games this summer in Los Angeles. He was one of two Granite Staters chosen to represent New Hampshire in the Summer Games.
On Friday, Meattey's high school held a rally in his honor with several community leaders offering their congratulations and best wishes. Gov. Maggie Hassan declared March 20 as Hayden Meattey Day.
Meattey will compete in the 400 meter and 800 meter speed walk and said he prepares by working out at least two hours each day.
The Goffstown community has set up a Go Fund Me page to help send Hayden's family to the Olympic Games to cheer him on.
The World Games will kick off in Los Angeles with the Opening Ceremonies on July 25. More than 7,000 athletes representing 177 different countries will participate in more than two dozen events. The Summer Games will be televised on ESPN.