Online Exhibition Fundraiser

Help Hayden Get to World Games

Read more about Hayden and his journey below:

I am 26 years old.

I am a budding photographer; I have been taking photos for about a year.  I like taking photos of cars and motorbikes and I want to start taking sport photos. My long-term goal is to be a sports photographer. I have a passion for Basketball in particular.


I have been playing basketball for 13 years, and during this time I have had the opportunity to attend 3 National Summer Games and a lot or tournaments all over New Zealand. In late 2022 I was selected to represent New Zealand in basketball with Special Olympics Summer World Games in Berlin Germany in June 2023.

I am very exciting about this amazing opportunity to go and experience another country and to learn a little of their culture. I am determined to seek ways to help raise the funds I need to contribute to my travel for this event.

In total I need to fund raise $10000 towards my flights, accommodation and meals for this 3-week experience.  We (me, my family and supporters) are working hard to do this.

To help me raise the funds I need I have been working closely with Community Arts who have helped put this Online Photography Exhibition together.

I hope to raise $2250 from this exhibition.

If my picture are to your taste, I have a few other ways people can support my efforts:


You can also meet me if you are a golfer – Most weekends I can be found at the Manawatū Golf Course – server at the Sausage Sizzle. Please come and say hello.


Coming Soon – Auction & fundraiser