Saturday, September 15, 2018

Brandon Kiwanis Club, FL to Host Day of Play 2018 Event on Saturday, Sept. 22

Brandon, FL - The Brandon Kiwanis Club and the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida will host a Day of Play from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at David Park at 502 E Sadie St., Brandon Park!

The free event will focus on educating and advocating for healthy lifestyles, and will also will serve as a Gold Award project for Angelena Baldi, a senior at Armwood High School.

Inspired by Nickelodeon’s world-renowned Worldwide Day of Play, Baldi and the Kiwanis Club are bringing the idea to the Brandon community to encourage children to get active. Angelena, 17, said this type of event is important now with increasing obesity rates in children along with an increasing amount of technology geared toward kids.

"Our goal is to create a fun and interactive day for local kids, by bringing together local resources and companies while establishing this as an annual event put on by the Kiwanis Club of Brandon," Angelena told the Tampa Bay Times.

Courtesy of Angelena Baldi Angelena Baldi poses in Capri, a trip she took with her Girl Scout troop after fundraising for five years. Baldi will host the Day of Play for her Gold Award project along with the Kiwanis Club of Brandon.

When coming up with ideas for her Gold Award project, Angelena had a difficult time finding something that would click and be worth the amount of work it takes to complete. What inspired her to take on the Day of Play was her connections to the Key Club and Kiwanis Club.

"I’m combining my work with Girl Scouts and the Kiwanis Club, which is special to me," Angelena said.

She said this is about the opportunity to give back and provide a sustainable project the Kiwanis Club can use for years to come. Angelena also said she hopes this will serve as a way to educate kids on the importance of healthy eating healthy and exercise.

The free family event will feature a bouncy castle, fun field day games, educational opportunities and more. The event is a proud supporter of Project Replenish, and will also be accepting school and teacher supplies.

Visit the official Brandon Kiwanis Day of Play 2018 Facebook page for full information.

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

More Nick: Nickelodeon Kicks Off Summer Celebration Of Play, Bringing Worldwide Day Of Play Events To Cities Across The USA!

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