Kiwanis Club of Hemet supports youth bowling for more than two decades

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Bowlers Hadia Hakimi and John Quezada share high fives at AMF Hemet Lanes, Wednesday, Jan. 5. Valley News/Diane A. Rhodes photo
The Kiwanis Club of Hemet has been providing a fun and active outlet for middle and high school students in the San Jacinto Valley since 1996. Each week, boys and girls who are in programs for students with special needs are transported by school buses to AMF Hemet Lanes to enjoy a game of bowling. Lyle Roberts has been an active member of the club for about 25 years, has served as secretary for 20 years, has been treasurer for the past three years and was the Kiwanis Division 47 lieutenant governor in 2004-2005. He recalled the roots of the bowling program. “Kipp Osborn, a World War II Army Ranger as well as a retired Hemet firefighter, and his wife Norma were the catalysts for the program,” he said. They had one daughter and adopted two girls with special needs. In 1996, Kip
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