It’s probably for the best that 12-year-old collector Corbin Boehm was out of school on Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The Terra Centre Elementary School sixth-grader from Burke, Va., likely wouldn’t have been much good in the classroom yesterday afternoon anyway. Not after receiving a special phone call from Super Bowl-winning quarterback Trent Dilfer.
For Boehm, the call was as unexpected as it was transformational. In fact, the kid was sure Dilfer had dialed the wrong number at first. Dilfer, of course, doesn’t dial wrong numbers. And he only picks up the phone to call a young collector once a year — and it’s always good news. Indeed, as the grand prize winner in Panini America’s season-long Super Bowl Kid Reporter contest, Boehm is going to Super Bowl LIII. Alongside Dilfer, Boehm will work the arena on Super Bowl Opening Night like a veteran sports reporter, asking questions of the AFC Champion New England Patriots and NFC Champion Los Angeles Rams. He’ll bask in the Super Bowl glow. He’ll make memories that will last a lifetime. Heck, he may even make a few headlines himself.
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