Friday, September 07, 2018

Peoria Park District, IL to Host PNC Worldwide Day of Play 2018 on Saturday, September 8

Peoria, IL - Peoria Park District is inviting kids and families to join them at PNC Worldwide Day of Play 2018, a free family-friendly event filled with fun, games and live music, taking place in the parking lot of the big wooden Tricentennial Playground in Glen Oak Park on Saturday, September 8 between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in collaboration with PNC Bank, as part of Nickelodeon's world-renowned Worldwide Day of Play initiative!

This fun-filled family-friendly event features the following and much more:

- Complimentary Admission to the Peoria Children’s PlayHouse Museum
- Reduced Admission to Peoria Zoo for $3/person
- Be My Neighbor Day with Daniel Tiger
- Face Painting
- Carnival Games
- Obstacle Course
- Children’s Resource Fair
- Touch A Truck

Bring the whole family for this day of free fun-filled activities, performances, games and more!

Stop at the Childhood Resource Fair on the Peoria Playhouse porch and see.....

- igrow Central Illinois
- Peoria C. Bright Futures
- Crittenton Center
- Home Child Care Connection
- Heart of Illinois United Way Success by 6 programs
- Little Friends Early Education and Preschool
- Valeska Hinton
- Central IL Autism Society
- Tazewell Co HD/AOK Network
- Boys & Girls Club
- Central IL Agency on Aging
- Heartland Health Services
- Familia Dental
- Unity Point Health Breast Health

Come play in the field with.....

- PNC Bank
- WTVP and Daniel Tiger
- Peoria Park District
- Running Central
- Hult Center for Healthy Living
- Galactic Academy
- Girl Scouts of Central IL
- Barnyard Discoveries

Get up close and personal with a truck from.....

- CityLink
- Air National Guard
- Peoria Police Department
- Peoria Fire Department
- American Legion
- Ameren
- Animal Control

Grab a bite to eat from...

- Willies Tamales
- Papa Murphy's
- Kona Ice
- Another Day Another Donut

Lee Wenger will be your emcee for the day and Peoria Park District will also have various demonstrations on their stage throughout the day. Wendy & DB will also be performing at 1pm.

Full information about PNC Worldwide Day of Play 2018 can be found on and on the events' official Facebook Event listing

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!

Original source: Journal Star.
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