Barsby Bulldogs football players Naythan Vogt

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Barsby gets out shovels for football fundraiser

John Barsby Secondary School’s football program is holding a garden manure sale this coming weekend in the school’s back parking lot.

The Barsby Bulldogs, football champions, are reaching out to Nanaimo’s gardening champions.

John Barsby Secondary School’s football program is holding its annual garden manure sale this coming weekend in the school’s back parking lot.

The players are shovelling 18-kilogram (40-pound) bags of cow manure, which will be sold for $5 a bag. Early-bird customers can stop by in the afternoon Friday (March 14) and the sale goes Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. both days, or while supplies last.

Gardeners who buy four bags get the fifth free on pick-up orders. People can also arrange for delivery by pre-ordering at the school office today (March 13) or tomorrow.

Proceeds from the sale go toward football uniforms and protective equipment.

“It’s the No. 1 fundraiser the program has every year,” said Rob Stevenson, Bulldogs coach. “These are the crops we have to harvest in order to put shirts on our backs and equipment on our shoulders.”

Shovelling manure is hard work, he said, so the players are working toward something.

“It’s important that every player has a stake in our success fundraising and in training; we all go through the process,” he said. “So it’s a big team builder.”

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