An 11-year old boy appeared to have collected a cool $50,000 in Faribault, Minn. on Thursday night after slipping a puck through a 3-1/2 inch slot from nearly 90 feet away. Alas, young Nick Smith’s $10 raffle gamble is at risk of becoming loss after it was revealed his twin brother Nate was the boy who actually sunk the shot.
From KARE 11:
“I was outside when my name was called,” says Nick Smith. “So Nate took the shot in my place.”
No one suspected anything. Nate and Nick are twin brothers.
“I walked back in and my friend told me my brother made the shot,” says Nick. “I was shocked.”
“I just lined up and yeah…made it,” says Nate. “I was pretty stunned.”
Nate and Nick’s dad came forward Friday and told event organizers that it was the other brother that made the shot. He told KARE-11 simply, “that’s the right thing to do.”
“If we get the money, we’ll save it for college,” laughs Nate. “It was pretty cool.”
The boys just want to be able to afford a college education; give ‘em the money. Props to dad for coming clean, though… as he was probably instrumental in pulling off the switcheroo.
Stick tap Sean Leahy at Puck Daddy