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Child donates all his birthday money to help other kids play sports

Asked others at his 8th birthday party to donate as well
Posted at 2:55 PM, Mar 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-07 16:47:51-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A birthday wish comes true as children get to play sports together on a fine Saturday morning.

Eight-year-old Cole Glenn was able to help other kids get together and play a friendly game of soccer, and it was his mother who suggested it.

"I saw that some of these kids can't afford to play real sports. So I donated all my birthday money to them so they could be able to get new equipment to use that equipment to play sports," said Cole.

"I said to him 'What do you think about asking your friends to make a donation to a charity that could help other kids play sports?' Because you get to play sports," said his mother Krista Glenn.

Cole donated $200 to the Police Athletic League of Buffalo to help kids play sports for free. In addition he asked his friends' parents to make a donation instead of buying him gifts.

"I actually was going through some emails and noticed that we had gotten an influx of donations," said Nekia Kemp, Executive Director of Buffalo's Police Athletic League. "And I went to open them and look at them and they say 'For Cole's eighth birthday party.'"

Kemp said she wanted to meet him as soon as possible.

"I want him to know where his donation is going to. This clinic is completely free for any child that wants to come," she said.

"If I'm able to play sports then they should like be able to play sports too," said Cole.