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11-Year-Old Makes $50,000 Hockey Shot, May Not Get Money
August 18, 2011
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Nate Smith from Minnesota is talented with a hockey stick. The 11-year-old managed to shoot a puck into a target measuring 1.5 inches high by 3.5 inches wide from 89 feet away at a charity event, for a $50,000 prize. The only problem? Nate wasn't the one who was asked to try the shot. His twin brother Nick's name had been drawn in a raffle, but Nate stepped in when Nick wasn't around.

Now, the prize money may not go to either boy. The twins' dad, Pat Smith, later told the event organizers what actually happened. He told Reuters, "you don't want to teach kids to lie no matter how much money is involved." Odds on Promotion is the Reno, Nevada firm that insured the contest - it's still deciding whether or not to award the money.

The Smith twins aren't the only 11-year-old newsmakers this week: 11 year old Caroline Gonzalez was named "mayor for a day" in the Texas town of Forney, and took the opportunity to rename part of the city's main street "Justin Bieber Way." The change will only cost the community $20, for a temporary road sign, and will only be in effect for one day. But the memories will last a lifetime.

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