Get ready to make a splash, this year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports has just gotten even more epic! Now, first things first – let’s play “Guess That Person.” Who is the legendary Olympian who has record-breaking achievements, a total of 28 medals, and is one extraordinary person who has and continues to make his country so proud in the pool? Yup, we’re talking about the phenomenal and iconic Michael Phelps, who just so happens to be making his way on over to the renowned Kids’ Choice Sports this year.
It has just been announced that Olympian hero, Michael Phelps will be honored at this year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports with the prestigious “Legend Award.” Michael Phelps will be honored this year for his indescribable talent, his awe-inspiring and unrivaled achievements, and how he inspires fans all over the world to work hard and follow after their dreams. Michael Phelps has truly touched and impacted the lives of many. He is someone that everyone looks up to as a person who works endlessly to accomplish above and beyond. Everyone is so proud to have someone like Michael Phelps to call their role model.
Michael Phelps shared his enthusiasm over being honored with the “Legend Award” and said, “I am a kid at heart so it really means a lot to me to be recognized by Nickelodeon with the Kids’ Choice Sports Legend Award. I had a goal to do something that nobody had ever done before, and with a lot of hard work and dedication, I was able to turn my dream into a reality. I want to encourage all kids to dream big, set goals, follow their passion, and always remember that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.” (source: press release)
The stupendous Michael Phelps joins the list of previous “Legend Award” recipients including David Beckham, Derek Jeter and last year’s honoree, Kobe Bryant.
The highly-anticipated and slime-tastic, sports-filled event, the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports will be hosted this year by Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson and will air on Sunday, July 16th at 8 – 9:30 PM ET / PT on Nickelodeon. Be sure to join in on the fun and vote for your favorite athletes to win a coveted, mohawk blimp at the sensational award show. Head on over to Nick.com/sports to vote for your favorite sports stars now!
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