WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- A young athlete from Washington Township has established a GoFundMe.com account to encourage support for him to compete in the upcoming USA Track and Field Junior Olympics.
Connor Payne Munson is soliciting donations to enable him to compete in the pentathlon at the Junior Olympics, which will be held in Sacramento, Calif. Click here to visit the Go Fund Me page. The event begins on Monday, July 25. As of Monday, Munson was within $200 of his goal of $2,200.
Munson placed first in his age group in the pentathlon, and took second in the high jump and high hurdles.
The USATF Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships is the most visible youth athletic development program in the world. Many of today's Olympic stars began their track and field careers competing in the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships.
Entry for this championship is based on athlete performances at preliminary, Association, and Regional levels of the 2016 USATF Junior Olympic Program. Competition takes place in six two-year age divisions, with athletes generally falling between the ages of 7 and 18. Click here for the event website.