Wadalba resident,15-year-old Kallan Strong, has received a Variety Heart Scholarship to help him overcome barriers to reach his full potential in tenpin bowling.
The scholarship, which is awarded to Aussie kids with an existing talent
living with a disability, chronic illness or financial hardship has been
awarded to Strong, who has autism.
Strong’s coach believes he is on the path to becoming one of the best ten pin bowling competitors in Australia over the next few years.
In the last two years, Strong has won 52 gold medals and trophies, including the NSW State Championships Classic Cup, in 2017.
This year, Strong has the exciting opportunity to represent NSW in the
Australian National Ten Pin Bowling Disability Championships.
His scholarship will be used for uniform, training and competition costs.
Variety, the Children’s Charity, NSW/ACT CEO, Mr David Sexton,
said the Variety Heart Scholarships help kids build on their existing
talent and enthusiasm for their passion.
“A Variety Heart Scholarship can help remove some of the financial barriers which can prevent Aussie kids from pursuing their dreams and exploring their full potential.
“No request is too small or too specialised when it comes to applying for a
Variety Heart Scholarship.
In the past, we’ve helped kids with art, trampoline and dance classes as well as helping others attend sports tournaments and buy equipment,” Mr Sexton said.
More than 215 children have been assisted by the Variety Heart Scholarships program since it began in 2014.
Scholarships are awarded up to the value of $5,000 and can be used towards developing the recipient’s talent.
Media release, Apr 13 Zannie Abbott, Media Opps