Mark your calendars as July 22nd is bringing some of the most iconic sports stars together under one roof along with tons of incredibly fun challenges and an epic amount of slime, slime, slime at the much-anticipated 2018 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports! This year’s brilliant award show is bound to be a memorable night as fans get to vote for their favorite athletes and the most unforgettable sports moments from this year. Nickelodeon just announced that a lot of excitement is in store as the one and only, skillful Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul will be hosting the event.
The stupendous Chris Paul shared his enthusiasm over hosting the renowned award show and said, “I grew up on Nickelodeon and now love watching it with my kids, and I can’t wait to share this experience with them. I am honored that Nickelodeon asked me to host this year’s Kids’ Choice Sports awards. I promise to bring the fun, the slime and the most epic stunts in Kids’ Choice Sports history.” (source: press release)
The prestigious Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports is known for having some of the most jaw-dropping, adrenaline-filled moments. In fact, in previous years, so many remarkable challenges took place with phenomenal sports stars. “U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team champions Carli Lloyd and Abby Wambach sped through the finish line first against Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green and Klay Thompson during a tricycle relay race (2015); DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers) and Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons) scaled Slime Mountain, battled obstacles and slid their way to victory (2017); and Golden State teammates Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson faced off in the Big Slime Ballers Challenge, a three-point contest where each shot triggered slime-filled nets above kid-rebounders (2016).” (source: press release)
Every year, the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports honors a sports hero with the “Legend Award.” Past recipients include David Beckham, Kobe Bryant, Derek Jeter and Michael Phelps. Who will be this year’s “Legend Award” honoree? It’s up to you to tune in to the Kids’ Choice Sports to find out!
Outstanding athletes who have been awarded with a coveted, mohawked blimp at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports include Laurie Hernandez, LeBron James, Rob Gronkowski, Dez Bryant, Lindsey Vonn, Danica Patrick, Carmelo Anthony, Gabby Douglas, Alex Morgan, Dwyane Wade, Stephen Curry, Odell Beckham Jr., Mike Trout, Serena Williams, Usain Bolt and Simone Biles, among others.
Nominees for the 2018 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports will be announced next month where fans get to vote for their fave sports stars to win big at the event. Check out the Kids’ Choice Sports announcement video about this year’s host below and be sure to tune in to the 2018 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports airing on July 22nd at 8:00 PM ET / PT, taped on July 19th at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.
For all things Kids’ Choice Sports, be sure to visit: www.kcs2018.com! Follow @Nickelodeon and @CP3 on Twitter and join in on the conversation by using #KidsChoiceSports