Bad News For Amazing Hockey Shot Kid [VIDEO]
A few weeks ago we reported the story of 11-year old Nate Smith of Fairibault, Minnesota who “won” $50,000 by shooting a hockey puck through a small opening at a charity hockey game. The problem was that it was Nate’s twin brother Nick who had been selected to take the shot. The boys father, Pat, decided–along with the twins–that honesty was the best policy and notified event organizers of the switch. Now it appears that the boys have received the bad news they were expecting.
On Wednesday night, the promoter and the insurance company, Odds on Promotions, in Reno, Nev., informed the Smiths that they were not getting the money due to contractual breaches and legal implications. Instead, Odds On will split a $40,000 donation between two youth hockey leagues in Minnesota. Half of the money will go to the Faribault Youth Hockey Association, which hosted the charity game in which Nate Smith made the shot, and the other $20,000 will go to the Owatonna Youth Hockey Association in which the Smith brothers participate.
It may have been a hard lesson but one one that will serve the boys well as they grow.