BOY OVERTURNS NEAR CENTURY SNOWBALL BAN
At only nine years old, Dane Best has recently overturned a nearly 98 year-old ban in Severance, Colorado.
The inspiring Dane, first learned of the technicality ban during a visit to the town hall of Severance, which is north of Denver. The outdated rule founded with the town was part of an old ordinance outlawing the “throwing of missiles, such as stones, at property or people”
Kyle Rietkerk, assistant to the Severance town administrator, said "all the kids always get blown away" when they find out was illegal to throw snowballs there, So, what ends up happening is [town leaders] always encourage the kids with, 'You have the power you can change the law'. No-one has," he said.
Dane said he was encouraged to fight for the cause of behalf of his friends and other children. To lift the ban, Dane had to present to the local town board. During his confident three minute presentation, he advocated for the right to have a little fun throwing snowballs saying..
"The children of Severance want the opportunity to have a snowball fight like the rest of the world, the law was created many years ago. Today's kids need a reason to play outside."
After the young and inspiring Dane Best’s presentation, the result was unanimous from officials, and the ban was officially lifted. To celebrate this new winter freedom, the town's mayor handed Dane and his four-year-old brother Dax the first legal snowballs in the town's history.
Dane said his little brother would be his first target and that he would avoid breaking windows.
"We are proud of him for taking initiative to make some change, no matter how small it may be," Derrick Best, Dane's father, told CBS Denver.
Watch and interview with Dane on Good Morning Britain below.