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GRANITE CITY, IL (KPLR) - He doesn't have the high dollar shoe contract and his face is not on a Wheaties box.  But when you see Art Fletcher bowl on Wednesday afternoons, you will be amazed.

Art Fletcher is 100 years old and still bowling every week.  His average is still six pins over his age.

If his age is not enough of a physical obstacle.  Art Fletcher is legally blind.  "We have to tell where the pins are and he has to use his imagination," says bowling member Richard Javos.  Art says, " I find a spot where it works and stick with it."

Beverly Sarvis, another member of the league says, "I can't believe it.  I don't think I live to be a 100, let alone bowl when I'm 100."

Art provides encouragement and inspiration for the younger bowlers.  " I can't believe he's 100 years old", says Jaros.