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Kid Wins Essay Contest, Now Gets To Blow Up Texas Stadium

Who knew writing could result in such a impressive payoff? Not me, that’s for sure. Sigh.

Casey Rogers, an 11-year-old boy from Terrell, Texas, won an essay contest sponsored by Kraft Foods and now he gets to flip the switch on April 11th that will bring down Texas Stadium.

Casey, who “was kind of nervous because my dad told me 1,000 kids would be entering,” not only won because of the quality of his essay, but also because of “the great difference he’s made in his community,” according to Eileen Sharkey Rosenfeld, a brand manager for Kraft.

A former foster child who was adopted as an infant by Russell and Shelly Rogers, founded the charity Casey’s Heart after witnessing a homeless person asking for money during a trip to downtown Dallas with his father.

“I was just like, look how great y’all helped me,” Casey said. “Why don’t I help them?”

Sounds like a great kid. He’s already contributed more to society at the age of eleven than most people will in their entire lives. And best of all, he gets to blow some shit up.

“Oh man, I’m just excited,” the Terrell sixth-grader said. “Real excited.”

Damn right. Although I have to wonder how Casey would feel about the proposal presently being considered by civic leaders that all of the homeless should be rounded up and put inside Texas Stadium before the demolition.

Nah, just kidding, of course. But you just know Jerry Jones would be up for it.

Terrell boy wins right to implode Texas Stadium with essay about helping homeless [The Dallas Morning News]