Renee to take on the world

Dwarf athlete receives $500 from new Lions club to help her compete in bocce

TRIP OF A LIFETIME: Wangaratta Lions Club Glenrowan Warby Range branch members Craig Gibbs and Matt Iley with a $500 cheque to give to World Dwarf Games bocce competitor and Hamilton Park resident Renee Kosch. PHOTO: Luke Plummer

THE newest Lions club branch in the North East has just helped a budding young athlete compete against the best in her sport.

Wangaratta Lions Club Glenrowan Warby Range branch made its first ever community donation to help Hamilton Park athlete Renee Kosch, helping her realise a dream.

Ms Kosch jetted off to East Lansing in Michigan yesterday morning to compete in the bocce event at the 2013 World Dwarf Games.

After starting the sport in 2009, she has made it to this elite level where she will test her skills against the world’s best on the second and penultimate days of the games.

“The $500 donation will help pay for the airfares to the USA in what will be a trip of a lifetime that I’m sure I’ll never forget,” she said.

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