Kids & Family

Boy Who Saved Snowballs Gets a Book Deal -- Maybe a Movie!

The boy who got his town to repeal its ban on snowball fights, now has his own children's book and his story might even be made into a movie.

(Image: Richie Frieman)

Dane Best is only 9, but he's already changed a law.

Now a book immortalizing his story is about to be released, and movie producers are even interested in making a film about his exploits!

You might remember Dane.

He lives in the small town of Severance Colorado. Last December, he lobbied town council to repeal a century-old ban on snowball fights. He won, and this winter was the first time in 100 years snowball fights were legal in Severance.

(Image:Sara Knuth/

According to the Greeley (CO) Tribune , former professional wrestler turned writer Richie Frieman read about Dane and knew he had to write about the third-grader.

"I saw Dane's story the same way the entire world saw it, and I thought it was such a cool thing," he told the Tribune.

"A cool little boy stood up to the town and passed a law." Richie Frieman, author

The result is an illustrated children's book, Snowballs for Severance, which will be released on March 26 through Omnibus Publishing. It will be available through major booksellers including Barnes and Noble, Amazon and online.

Dane, whose snowball fight made international news, is pretty used to the attention by now. But even he thinks having a book written about him is pretty amazing.

"I don't know of anyone who has a book specifically written about them," he told KCNC , the CBS station in Denver.

But he's glad that his story will be told in a way that other kids his age can learn from it. So is his mom.

"He's just an average kid who wanted to change something he didn't think was fair," Dane's mother Brooke told the Tribune. Even the state's governor is happy that Dane's story is being made into a book.

"I'm excited that this young Coloradan's story continues to inspire civic awareness for future generations of leaders." Colorado Governor Jared Polis

The Tribune says a show runner behind NBC's hit show "This Is Us," has also been in touch with the family to begin potential production on a movie that could be released this winter.

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