Thursday, September 27, 2018

Mt. Pleasant, MI to Host Worldwide Day of Play 2018 Event at Morey Courts on Friday, Sept. 28

Mt. Pleasant, Michigan: The Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum, the Morey Courts Recreation Center and the ICE Arena are teaming up to host Mt. Pleasant's annual Worldwide Day of Play event on Friday, September 28!

The free event will take place at the Morey Courts Recreation Center between 16:00-19:00 EDT, and will lots of fun-packed activities and games for all the family! There'll also be giveaways, food trucks, vendors, a dance Party, a special appearance by DJ Dill Pickle*, and lots more!

* It's currently unconfirmed if it's the same Dill Pickle from 'Rugrats'. ;)

Organizers are also looking for volunteers to help with kid's games at the World Wide Day of Play. They need 10-15 volunteers to fill two time slots: 3-5pm and 5-7pm. For more information and to apply, visit the official Central Michigan Association of REALTORS website. For more information, call 989-953-PLAY (7529).

Check out highlights from Mt. Pleasant 2017 Worldwide Day of Play event here!

Update (9/27) - Via

Mt. Pleasant gets ready to celebrate Worldwide Day of Play

Music, games, food, entertainment and more are on tap for Mt. Pleasant's celebration of Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play Friday.

The free event, presented by he Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum, Morey Courts Recreation Center and the ICE Arena, is set for Friday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. in those facility's buildings and the parking lots between them.

"The museum promotes play and we believe play is so important to learning," said MPDM Executive Director Liz Conway. "For the sixth year we're following Nickelodeon's lead to encourage kids to get out and play."

The event kicks off with vendors and activities open throughout the ICE Arena parking lot and within each of the facilities; then at 4:30 p.m., attendees can get free dance instruction with Professor Bird for one hour.

This year, mid-Michigan celebrity D.J. Dill Pickle —known by day as Sacred Heart Academy sixth-grader Dylan Hunter— is set to perform at 5:30 p.m.

His set will feature giveaways, dance contests and more, followed by a group picture at 6:30 p.m.

Other activities throughout the campuses of the three facilities Friday include face painting, a community art project, yard games, arts and crafts, STEM activities, yoga, bowling, athletic meet and greet, food trucks, open ice skating, open Museum play and more.

Everything is free and open to all.

"We want all families to be able to come," Conway said. "Everyone should come and experience all the great activities in and around the museum."


For more information about Mt. Pleasant's 2018 Worldwide Day of Play event, please visit the events official listings on Facebook: Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum | Morey Courts Recreation Center.

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!

Originally published: Wednesday, September 19, 2018.

Sources: The Oakland Press, The Mount Pleasant Area Convention & Visitor Bureau, The Voice; Additional source:
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