Rupert boy headed to national bowling championships

BURLEY, Idaho ( KMVT / KSVT ) A Rupert boy already boasts a state championship at the age of 12.

Keegan Hirsch won the Idaho State Pepsi Youth Bowling Championship in Idaho Falls on May 9.

He will now represent the Gem State at the national finals in Cleveland, Ohio July 15-22.

Hirsch has been bowling longer than most have been walking, try nine months old.

He's looking for some financial help to get him to Ohio as the trip will cost $5,000. Right now the family has raised $2,000.

Hirsch won the U-12 division, boasting the highest series of the tournament.

Bowling is a family affair as dad has shot 4,300 games.

"He wants to become a pro bowler so it's made me and my husband very proud, except he likes to bowl 50–100 times a day, kind of annoying but we live out here, so hey. We're doing everything in our power to make his dream come true," explained Annette Hirsch, his mother.

Keegan said, "I progressed and got a couple of scholarships now, almost a $1,000. It's been fun to spend time with my family and friends out here."

The Hirsch family provided multiple ways to support young Keegan.

You can attend a barbecue and silent auction at Freedom Park in Burley on Saturday, June 10th starting at 12 p.m., followed by a raffle at 5 p.m.

On the 21st, they'll be out at the Rupert Gun Range from 6:30-9 p.m.

Or you can help donate through a Go Fund Me page called "One Kid's Dream".

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