Thursday, September 06, 2018

Nickelodeon's 'Worldwide Day Of Play' to Visit Prospect Park, NY on Sept. 15 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City’s Race for the Kids 2018

On Saturday, September 15, Nickelodeon will once again team up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City’s Race for the Kids for a slime-filled and fitness-packed celebration at The Nethermead in Prospect Park, Brooklyn in New York!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City's Walk for the Kids part of Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play is an opportunity for all New Yorkers to join BBBS of NYC in support of their cause to raise awareness of the mission, generate funds to support their programs and recruit more volunteer mentors.

This 5K family-friendly walk attracts more than 4,000 participants each year. At the Walk, the children served by the Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City are joined by their mentors and families, the organization's many other adult volunteers and caring New Yorkers for a fun-filled day that celebrates the power of mentoring and emphasizes the importance of health and exercise.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City's mission is to provide all children in New York City who face adversity an opportunity to experience a strong, enduring professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationship with adults that will help change their lives for the better. The organization partners with families, volunteers, organizations, and the community to inspire positive change in all!

Pria, Roman and Aiyana Sieg pose with Spongebob Squarepants and Patrick Star from the Nick show “Spongebob Squarepants.” Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

The event will take place in Prospect Park's Nethermead, a section in the middle of the park that can be accessed by entering on Prospect Park Southwest and walking straight in.

Registration for the race begins at 8:30 a.m., and it gets underway at 9:45 a.m. Attendees will then be invited to enjoy on-site activities, including a slime booth and time with characters with friends and family between 11:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.

Kids under 18 can register for free, with adults being able to register for only $20.00. Donors are also welcome to individually raise more, or sponsor a friend or team.

For full details and to register and donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City's Walk for the Kids part of Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play 2018, please visit

Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City's Walk for the Kids part of Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play 2018 is proudly sponsored by: Bank of China, Geico, Horizon Media, New York Giants, New York Mets, with Apple & Eve, Bare, GoGo Squeez, Rhythm Superfoods and Skinny Pop Popcorn serving as In-King Partners.

Worldwide Day of Play is Nickelodeon's summer-long play campaign, a slime-filled cross-country tour that celebrates all the ways kids love to play.

On the ground, Nickelodeon will celebrate with over 4,000 events hosted by local and national partners including: Afterschool Alliance; Boys & Girls Clubs of America; Girl Scouts of the USA; Kiwanis International’s Builders Club and K-Kids; Laureus Sport for Good; National Fitness Foundation; NFL PLAY 60; Playworks; Police Athletic League; Special Olympics International; The Aspen Institute’s Project Play; The Association of Children’s Museums; US Play Coalition and USA BMX. Additionally, the network will launch two new grant programs in partnership with Laureus Sport for Good and National Fitness Foundation in honor of Worldwide Day of Play’s 15th anniversary.

Nickelodeon will commemorate Worldwide Day of Play on-air on Saturday, September 29 with interstitials featuring cast members from Nick’s hit series I Am Frankie. The interstitials, which highlight the importance of physical play in kids’ lives and encourage them to get outside and get active, will air across all Nickelodeon platforms.

In addition to hosting nationwide grassroots events with its partners, the network will also mark Worldwide Day of Play with the launch of two new grant programs in partnership with Laureus Sport for Good, funding underserved communities’ afterschool programs, and National Fitness Foundation along with DonorsChoose, which will fund in-school activities. Both grant programs aim to bring fitness and play to kids across the country.

In May, Nick kicked off its summer-long play campaign, a slime-filled cross-country tour which visited: Phoenix, Ariz.; St. Louis, Mo.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Houston, TX and Oakland, Calif.; for Worldwide Day of Play events in partnership with the Children’s Museum of Phoenix; The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum; the Pittsburgh Steelers; Commissioner Rodney Ellis and Harris County Precinct One; and the After-School All-Stars, the Oakland Athletics and the Oakland A’s Community Fund.

The tour culminates in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park on Sept. 15, with Nick teaming up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City’s Walk for the Kids. The fun-filled event will feature appearances by stars from Nickelodeon’s hit series I Am Frankie, Alex Hook, and Carson Rowland; Nick-themed games and activities; a slime booth; costumed characters; a Nick Radio dance party and more. The network will be joined by longstanding partners including: Canine Companions for Independence; Jr. NBA; KidTribe; MLB “PLAY BALL;” New York Red Bulls; NFL PLAY 60; Peppa Pig and George; Playworks; The Muddy Puddles Project; Tough Mudder’s “Mini Mudder” and USA BMX; and new partner Nike.

Nickelodeon is expanding Worldwide Day of Play’s reach through a new partnership with Mini Mudder, Tough Mudder’s one-mile Mud Run designed for adventure-seeking kids and consists of eight to ten fun and challenging team-focused obstacles. In celebration of Worldwide Day of Play, Mini Mudder will add a brand-new Nickelodeon-themed “Slime” obstacle to its courses, providing kids with the opportunity to be physically active while also having fun.

Nike is a proud partner of Nickelodeon’s 15th annual Worldwide Day of Play.

To find out more about Worldwide Day of Play and Nickelodeon's partners helping bringing the initiative alive for kids all around the US, visit To register a event as a official Worldwide Day of Play event, visit

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Original source: am New York.

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