Boy beats ban on snow­ball fights

Global Times - - MOSAIC -

A nine-year-old boy in Colorado, the US this week threw his first snow­ball – legally – after a bat­tle to over­turn a cen­tury-old or­di­nance ban­ning snow­ball fights in the small town of Sev­er­ance.

Dane Best said he de­cided to take on lo­cal au­thor­i­ties and per­suade them to change the law by us­ing sim­ple logic.

“To­day’s kids need rea­sons to play out­side,” Best said on Mon­day as he ap­peared be­fore the town trustees.

“Re­search sug­gests that a lack of ex­po­sure to the out­doors can lead to obe­sity, ADHD, anx­i­ety and de­pres­sion.”

He said the nearly 100-year-old mea­sure, which bans throw­ing any stone or mis­sile, in­clud­ing snow­balls, was out­dated and meant any kids throw­ing snow­balls were break­ing the law.

His ar­gu­ments won over the board, which unan­i­mously voted to tweak the or­di­nance to al­low snow­ball fights.

The boy said his lit­tle brother would be his first tar­get and that he would avoid break­ing win­dows.

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