Michigan boy signs one day contract with hockey team

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
A Michigan boy who said he didn

In this Tuesday, March 18, 2014 photo, Colin, 11, of Richland, Mich., shakes the hand of Kalamazoo Wings coach Nick Bootland after signing a contract to be a Kalamazoo Wing. The team presented Colin with a one-day contract that will allow him to join the Wings for their home game Sunday. Colin has a condition similar to Asperger's syndrome that makes it difficult to relate to peers. (AP Photo/Kalamazoo Gazette-MLive Media Group, Chuck Miller)

RICHLAND, Mich.--- A Michigan boy who said he didn't want an 11th birthday party because he had no friends got a new gig today as a hockey player.

Colin, 11, signed a one day contract Tuesday to play for the Kalamazoo K-wings today.

The Richland boy has a condition similar to Asperger's Syndrome that makes it hard to make friends.

Colin's mom started a Facebook page after she asked him if he wanted a birthday party and he told her it wasn't worth it since he didn't have any friends.

The Facebook page has gotten over 2 million likes and he has even received thousands of birthday cards after Good Morning America threw him a birthday party in Times Square.


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