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Olympian Connor Fields to receive key to City of Henderson

Posted at 6:09 PM, Aug 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-25 21:10:25-04
Olympic gold medal winner Connor Fields will be recognized with a day proclaimed in his honor at a celebration to be held at 6 p.m. on Aug. 30, at Whitney Mesa BMX Track, 1575 West Galleria Drive.
The Mayor and members of the Henderson City Council will also present Fields with a key to the city. Residents are encouraged to attend the celebration and to arrive by 5:45 p.m.
Fields is a two-time Olympian who won the gold medal in men’s BMX at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
He holds the distinction of being the first U.S. gold medalist in BMX history and only the second Southern Nevadan to win individual Olympic gold.
"Connor Fields is one of Henderson's hometown heroes and we are thrilled to have the chance to honor him for his gold medal victory at the Rio Olympics," said Mayor Andy Hafen. "We invite the entire community to join us for this celebration."
A Henderson resident, Fields is a graduate of Green Valley High School and is currently pursuing a degree at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
He has worked tirelessly to promote the sport of BMX racing and is a strong supporter of the BMX programs and amenities offered by the City of Henderson.