Bowler tosses strike at fundraising record

If Tony Johnson doesn’t make it as a professional bowler, he just might have a career in fundraising.

Nanaimo’s Tony Johnson set a Youth Bowling Canada national fundraising record by selling 52 cases of chocolates to help local

If Tony Johnson doesn’t make it as a professional bowler, he just might have a career in fundraising.

The 11-year-old member of the Brechin Lanes youth bowling program set a national record selling 52 cases of chocolates in Youth Bowling Canada’s annual fundraising campaign.

The sales campaign has run for more than 30 years, raising funds for local, provincial, and national bowling programs.

Johnson’s 52 cases, or 1,300 individual chocolate bars, broke the previous record of 47 cases.

Brechin Lanes provides incentives to its top sellers and rewarded Johnson with a Netbook computer, $325 in cash, a new set of bowling balls and a 2.5-kilogram chocolate bar.

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