8th annual Worldwide Day of Play set for Saturday, September 24
Network and partners, including US Youth Soccer, to Take Over D.C.'s Ellipse with Activities and Games for Kids and Families, and Appearances by Big Time Rush, Cast of iCarly and Victorious, SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and More!
FRISCO, TEXAS (September 20, 2011)
- On Sept. 24, Nickelodeon will bring its 8th Annual Worldwide Day of Play
(WWDOP) event to the Ellipse in Washington, D.C. for its biggest celebration of active play in the history of the initiative. A fitting partnership for US Youth Soccer
and the annual Youth Soccer Month
celebration each September, the network will host an entire day of activities and games for kids and families that will be offered by more than 50 WWDOP partner organizations. The partners include US Youth Soccer, Let's Move!
, the President's Council in Fitness Sports and Nutrition, NFL Play 60, MLB, PGA, the National Park Foundation/National Park Service, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and more.
At the event, US Youth Soccer will provide activities to help promote the benefits of playing soccer and messages of staying active and healthy. Visitors to the US Youth Soccer booth can test their skills against a giant kick wall and walk away with a soccer ball and other goodies.
The event will also feature appearances by a number of Nickelodeon's live-action and preschool stars, including Big Time Rush, the cast of iCarly; Victoria Justice and the cast of Victorious; Keke Palmer, star of True Jackson, VP; SpongeBob SquarePants; Dora the Explorer, the Fresh Beat Band and more.
WHEN: Saturday, September 24, 2011
10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE: The Ellipse
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington D.C., 20006
WHO: Nickelodeon Stars
President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition
Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Major League Baseball
National Football League
United States Tennis Association
US Youth Soccer and more! For a complete list of partners click here
**THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC**
Get updates from US Youth Soccer's participation in WWDOP through Facebook
On Sept. 24, Nickelodeon's networks and websites will go dark from 12 to 3 p.m. (ET/PT) to encourage kids and families to get up and get active.
More than 4,000 local events are anticipated in all 50 states and in 12 countries around the globe on Worldwide Day of Play, which is part of Nickelodeon's The Big Help
health and wellness efforts. The Big Help
campaign aims to inspire a kid-led movement for positive change and focuses on four key issues: health and wellness, the environment, education, and community service. Over the past seven years, more than 2 million kids have pledged to lead healthier lifestyles through Nick's health and wellness efforts. For more information about Nickelodeon's WWDOP, visit http://www.nick.com/thebighelp/worldwide-day-of-play
About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) –
US Youth Soccer - "The Game for ALL Kids!®"
is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org.
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