Article: Nickelodeon Announces Seattle Seahawks’ Quarterback: Russell Wilson To Host The Kids’ Choice Sports 2015!


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From airing some of the most highly-acclaimed and top-ranked TV shows, to bringing out some of the most renowned, prestigious and memorable orange carpet events to bringing everyone’s slime-filled fantasies to life – Nickelodeon is known for creating masterpieces! Nickelodeon is back at it with another stupendous orange carpet, celebrity-studded and slime-filled event that is making its way this summer… the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports 2015!! Now in its second year, the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports 2015 is bringing together sports fans from all over the world as they get to vote on their favorite sports teams, favorite athletes and favorite sports moments. Whether you are making a touchdown or a goal, shooting some hoops or kicking a soccer ball, Nickelodeon is highlighting the best in sports moments at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports 2015! Of course, with such a magnificent event comes a magnificent host. Nickelodeon just announced today that Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl quarter back, Russell Wilson will be hosting the event.

The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports 2015 will take place on July 16th, 2015 at 8:00 PM at the UCLA Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles! According to the press release, “The superstar quarterback takes the hosting baton from first-year master of ceremonies Michael Strahan, who will continue to serve as executive producer, as the best athletes and top celebrities from around the world come together in a one-of-a-kind celebration of kids’ love of sports.”

Calling all sports fans from all over the world! Here is YOUR chance for your voice to be heard! You can cast your votes soon on unique categories for the Kids’ Choice Sports 2015 and see your favorite sport star take home a coveted Nickelodeon orange mohawked blimp trophy. The one and only, Mr. Russell Wilson stated, ““I am thrilled that Nickelodeon has asked me to host Kids’ Choice Sports. What an honor to be the king of slime for one crazy night!  I had so much fun at the show last summer that I can’t wait to get back. What kid doesn’t want to get slimed? Count me in on that. I’m just a big kid at heart, so let the fun begin. I promise you, we’re going to have great fun” (source: press release).

Also mentioned in the press release, “Last year’s inaugural Kids’ Choice Sports certainly set the bar high. Worldwide superstar David Beckham was presented with the first Kids’ Choice Sports’ Legend Award, and celebrated by being showered in golden slime with his kids; Marshawn Lynch went into “Beast Mode,” running through a gauntlet and diving into a pool of slime; superstars Dwyane Wade, Tim Howard, Serena Williams, Kevin Durant, Gabby Douglas, Victor Cruz, Carmelo Anthony, each took home a KCS trophy; and in an epic halftime show, Florida Georgia Line performed, and then the Pauley Pavilion roof nearly blew off when 15-year-old Ricardo Jacobo Jr. from Los Angeles sank a half-court shot live, winning a $50,000 grand prize.

Russell Wilson is expanding his repertoire as he takes on hosting duties for Kids’ Choice Sports, though he is already making history: he has won more games in his first three seasons than any QB in the history of the league and he is first quarterback to start two Super Bowls in his first three seasons. Wilson also became the third youngest quarterback in NFL history to win the Super Bowl. Named to the NFC Pro Bowl, Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Year, and Sports Illustrated Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2012, Wilson tied Peyton Manning’s 1998 record for most touchdown passes by a rookie (26) and became the first rookie in NFL history to lead his team to an undefeated home record. In 2013, Wilson led the Seahawks to its first ever Super Bowl victory and led the Seahawks to their second consecutive Super Bowl appearance in 2014.”

The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports 2015 is bringing some of the greatest sports stars and celebrities under one roof and let’s not forget – the slime, slime and slime! Last year, David Beckham and his kids were slimed in gold – who will it be this year? You just have to tune in on July 16th to find out!

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