Lake Forest Will Honor Grevers Tuesday
City Council and Lake Forest High School Boosters join forces to honor Olympic hero.
Tuesday will be proclaimed Matt Grevers Day in Lake Forest.
Mayor James Cowhey will give Grevers a plaque commemorating Tuesday as Matt Grevers Day in Lake Forest. “Everyone will have a chance to meet him,” Lake Forest High School Communications Director Anne Whipple said. “We are so proud of our hometown hero.”
Cowhey was also enthusiastic. "Lake Forest is proud and excited to honor Matt Grevers on Sept. 4 at the high school, which will be proclaimed as 'Matt Grevers Day,'" he said. "He is a role model for the community and especially kids, serving as an award-winning example of how perseverance, years of hard work and achieving one's goals is possible."
Grevers’ medals will be on display for all to see. Between the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, he has won six medals, three gold and three silver.
Cowhey and Lake Forest School Superintendent Mike Simeck have worked together to arrange a special evening. “We want to show him (Grevers) how proud we are of him,” Whipple said. “He is a fine young man from our own home town.”
After the ceremony honoring Grevers, a reception will follow where people will have the opportunity to see the medals and meet Grevers.
In the recently completed games, Grevers set an Olympic record winning the 100-meter backstroke and joined with Michael Phelps, Brendan Hansen and Nathan Adrian to win the 400 medley relay.