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9-year-old makes snowball fights legal

Posted at 7:32 PM, Mar 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-11 20:35:03-04

(KUSA) After helping to change the law that had made snowball fights illegal, 9-year-old Dane Best has finally gotten to throw his first legal snowball in Severance, Colorado.

Best changed the law last December when he made his second plea before the town board.

"Today's kids need reasons to play outside. Research suggests that a lack of exposure to the outside can lead to obesity, ADHD, anxiety and depression," Dane told the board. "Kids want to have snowball fights without breaking the law."

Board members voted unanimously to change the wording of the outdated law, but Dane had to wait weeks for snow. It finally came in the first week of February and blanketed the Bests' backyard. On Feb. 8, the family invited the neighborhood kids over for a snowball fight - the first law-abiding battle in nearly a century.

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