Mitchell Neil, a junior at Ignacio High School, has been invited to compete at the Down Under Sports track meet in July on the Gold Coast of Australia.
Neil will compete in the shot put and 100-meter dash. Neil also is a member of the Bobcat football and basketball teams.
Participants need to raise approximately $5,000 for the nine-day trip, and Neil is accepting donations at www.downundersports.com/payment. Donations also may be sent to Down Under Sports, 1755 North 400 East #201, Logan, UT 84341, or via phone at (435) 753-4732.
Down Under Sports was founded in 1989 to promote American football in Australia, and has expanded to competitions in wrestling, cross country, golf, basketball and volleyball, as well as football and track and field.