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Article: Have YOUR Voice Heard And Vote For Your Favorites To Win At The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports! See The Nominations Here!

8 Jun
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What do iconic sports stars including Carmelo Anthony, Stephen Curry, Skylar Diggins, Gabby Douglas, Roger Federer, LeBron James, Cristiano Ronaldo and Serena Williams all have in common? These incredibly talented and skilled sports stars are some of the many who have just been honored with a nomination at the renowned Nickelodeon’s epic and prestigious, Kids’ Choice Sports! From the remarkable Nickelodeon shows to the most respected and incredible award show for kids, the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards to bringing back the phenomenal Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports for its second year award show, Nickelodeon creates masterpieces and without a doubt, this year’s Kids Choice Sports is bound to make sports history on July 16, 2015 at the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. The stupendous Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports will be hosted by the one and only, Seattle Seahawks Quarterback, Russell Wilson! Nickelodeon also recently announced that the legendary Derek Jeter will be honored with the Legend Award at the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports. “The Legend Award honors athletes who are the ultimate role models to kids across the globe, inspiring generations year after year” (source: press release).

With so much excitement geared towards the epic Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports, Nickelodeon has raised the excitement level to an ultimate high by announcing today all the nominees for this year’s award show. Sports fans will be able to vote for their favorite athletes, sports teams and sports memories across twelve awesome categories. Think that’s wonderful already? Wait until you hear this! The always outstanding, Nickelodeon is giving fans ages 9-14 a chance to win a whopping $50,000 in the “Triple Shot Challenge”. Think you have what it takes to take on either a soccer, basketball or football challenge? Auditions will be held for the “Triple Shot Challenge” in New York, New Jersey and in Los Angeles.

According to the press release, “Beginning this month, Nickelodeon will kick off tryouts for the Kids’ Choice Sports 2015 “Triple Shot Challenge,” which will give three kids ages 9-14 an opportunity to score $50,000 each during the live broadcast. The three finalists chosen will each be tasked with completing one athletic feat across either soccer (hit the crossbar of a soccer goal from up to 22-yards away), football (throw a football to hit a target from up to 30-yards) or basketball (sink a half-court shot). Auditions will be held in three locations, kicking off with the soccer tryouts on June 13 in the Bronx, NY at the New York City FC vs. Montreal Impact match. On June 20, Nickelodeon will partner with the New York Giants to host the football tryouts at Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, NJ. Auditions for the “Triple Shot Challenge” will come to a close on June 27 in Los Angeles, CA at the LA Convention Center hosted by the BET Experience at L.A. Live, where Nickelodeon will hold tryouts for the basketball challenge. The “Triple Shot Challenge” builds upon the excitement of last year’s half-court contest which saw Ricardo Jacobo Jr. of Los Angeles, CA win $50K for sinking a half-court shot during the live show. For more information about “Triple Shot Challenge” tryouts please visit http://at.nick.com/crossbarchallenge (soccer), http://at.nick.com/perfectpass (football) or  http://at.nick.com/halfcourtshot (basketball).”

Let the games begin! Today is a thrilling day as the opportunity to vote for your favorites has officially opened! Nick.com/sports is your go-to website for all things Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports where you can vote for your favorites, view fun photo-galleries and play all new Kids’ Choice Sports games. On the day of the award show, head on over to Nick.com/sports for a live photo-stream from the event!

Let’s take a look at all of this year’s nominees for the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports! With exceptional categories like “Hands of Gold”, “Sickest Moves” and the “Don’t Try This At Home” Award, to name a few, incredibly cool slimings, and seeing your favorite sports stars take home a coveted and unique mohawked, blimp trophy – the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports will be one unforgettable award show you do not want to miss!

BEST MALE ATHLETE
They are, simply put, the best athletes in the world.  Driving the offense or barreling through the toughest defense, they never cease to amaze us with their athleticism, their moves and their mastery of the game.  In short, the nominees for these two categories represent the best male and female athletes currently competing in traditional sports.
Aaron Rodgers (NFL, Green Bay Packers)
LeBron James (NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers)
Lionel Messi (Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina Men’s National Team)
Mike Trout (MLB, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)
Rory McIlroy (PGA and PGA European)
Russell Wilson (NFL, Seattle Seahawks)
Stephen Curry (NBA, Golden State Warriors)
Clayton Kershaw (MLB, Los Angeles Dodgers)
 
BEST FEMALE ATHLETE
Abby Wambach (USWNT)
Alex Morgan (USWNT and NWSL, Portland Thorns FC)
Candace Parker (WNBA, Los Angeles Sparks)
Danica Patrick (NASCAR)
Maria Sharapova (WTA)
Maya Moore (WNBA, Minnesota Lynx)
Serena Williams (WTA)
Stacy Lewis (LPGA)
FAVORITE NEWCOMER
The excitement surrounding a new sports prospect can be incredible, especially when that prospect starts to deliver on the anticipation of greatness.  The nominees in this category represent the first or second year pros who have lived up to the hype — in other words, the newbie that is most likely to succeed.
Amy Purdy (Professional Snowboarder)
Andrew Wiggins (NBA, Minnesota Timberwolves)
Joey Logano (NASCAR)
Jordan Spieth (PGA)
Jose Abreu (MLB, Chicago White Sox)
Malcolm Butler (NFL, New England Patriots)
Mikaela Shiffrin (Professional Alpine Ski Racer)
Odell Beckham Jr. (NFL, New York Giants)
HANDS OF GOLD
Every season has its most talked about, spectacular or awe-inspiring catches and saves. The nominees in this category represent the MLB and NFL athletes who have made the most unbelievable, highlight reel worthy catches of the year from baseball or football, as well as the goalies of hockey and soccer who have made the most incredible saves of the year.
Andrew McCutchen (MLB, Pittsburgh Pirates)
Carey Price (NHL, Montreal Canadiens)
Dez Bryant (NFL, Dallas Cowboys)
Henrik Lundqvist (NHL, New York Rangers)
Mike Trout (MLB, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)
Odell Beckham Jr. (NFL, New York Giants)
Pekka Rinne (NHL, Nashville Predators)
Rob Gronkowski (NFL, New England Patriots)
 
CLUTCH PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Teammates rely on these athletes to make the plays when it counts the most. Their participation is clutch to the success of their teams, and the fans know it.  The nominees in this category come from a variety of sports and alter the game just by being on the field.
Abby Wambach (USWNT)
Alexander Ovechkin (NHL, Washington Capitals)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Spanish club Real Madrid C.F. and the Portugal National Team)
DeMarco Murray (NFL, Dallas Cowboys)
Marshawn Lynch (NFL, Seattle Seahawks)
Maya Moore (WNBA, Minnesota Lynx)
Rob Gronkowski (NFL, New England Patriots)
Stephen Curry (NBA, Golden State Warriors)
SICKEST MOVES
Professional athletes make it look so easy that sometimes we forget the sheer agility required to play with the best of the best.  Until you see the nominees of this category do their thing– they’re the soccer players with the mind-blowing dribble, the hockey players who can do amazing things on skates or the football players who dazzle us with their fancy footwork.
Ashley Wagner (US Figure Skating)
Blake Griffin (NBA, Los Angeles Clippers)
Gabriel Medina (Professional Surfer)
Lionel Messi (Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina Men’s National Team)
Novak Djokovic (ATP)
Ronda Rousey (UFC)
Sidney Crosby (NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins)
Stephen Curry (NBA, Golden State Warriors)
 
DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME AWARD
They flip, fly and soar their way into the highlight reels of the X games and other action sports competitions on the regular– and kids can’t get enough.  They’re the death-defying athletes of slopestyle, the BMX racers or the skateboarders who risk life and limb every day to accomplish the impossible.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (NASCAR)
Danny Davis (Professional Snowboarder)
Kelly Clark (Professional Snowboarder)
Lindsey Vonn (Professional Alpine Ski Racer)
Nyjah Huston (Professional Skateboarder)
Travis Pastrana (Motorsports)
MOST ENTHUSIASTIC PLAYER
This award honors those athletes who, win or lose, always show heart and enthusiasm for the game! Filled with spirit, they let it all hang out – dancing in the end zone, pumping their fists and sliding across the field in exaltation. The nominees in this category represent the athletes who know how to celebrate!
Aaron Rodgers (NFL, Green Bay Packers)
Cam Newton (NFL, Carolina Panthers)
Dwight Howard (NBA, Houston Rockets)
Gabby Douglas (US Gymnastics)
J.J. Watt (NFL, Houston Texans)
Novak Djokovic (ATP)
Rob Gronkowski (NFL, New England Patriots)
Serena Williams (WTA)
 
KING OF SWAG
All professional athletes do incredible things, but there are a select few who also look incredible while they’re doing it.  The male and female nominees in this category are the best dressed, and most stylin’ couple of athletes off the court.  The King of Swag and the Queen of Swag are two separate awards that will be presented together.
Cam Newton (NFL, Carolina Panthers)
Carmelo Anthony (NBA, New York Knicks)
Chris Paul (NBA, Los Angeles Clippers)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Spanish club Real Madrid C.F. and the Portugal National Team)
LeBron James (NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers)
Rickie Fowler (PGA)
Roger Federer (ATP)
Russell Wilson (NFL, Seattle Seahawks)
QUEEN OF SWAG
 
Alex Morgan (USWNT and NWSL, Portland Thorns FC)
Lolo Jones (US Track and Field and Bobsled)
Maria Sharapova (WTA)
Ronda Rousey (UFC)
Serena Williams (WTA)
Skylar Diggins (WNBA, Tulsa Shock)
 
BEST CANNON
Some of the most incredible arms in sports belong to athletes from the worlds of baseball, football and tennis. This category honors the outfielders, pitchers, catchers, quarterbacks and tennis players with the strongest arms in the game.
Andrew Luck (NFL, Indianapolis Colts)
David Ortiz (MLB, Boston Red Sox)
Drew Brees (NFL, New Orleans Saints)
Mike Trout (MLB, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)
Peyton Manning (NFL, Denver Broncos)
Rafael Nadal (ATP)
Russell Wilson (NFL, Seattle Seahawks)
Serena Williams (WTA)
 
BIGGEST POWERHOUSE
This award honors those players that are an undeniable force on the field and on the court. Like a freight train or a Mack Truck, these athletes have so much power in their play, they cannot be stopped. They are the sluggers who hit the farthest homeruns, the tennis players with the fastest serves, the power forwards that slam dunk with such force they can shatter a backboard, and the running backs that move with such power that it takes an entire team to stop them.
 
Blake Griffin (NBA, Los Angeles Clippers)
David Ortiz (MLB, Boston Red Sox)
J.J. Watt (NFL, Houston Texans)
LeBron James (NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers)
Marshawn Lynch (NFL, Seattle Seahawks)
Prince Fielder (MLB, Texas Rangers)
Ronda Rousey (UFC)
Serena Williams (WTA)

Comment below and tell me or tweet me at @alexisjoyvipacc, who will YOU vote for to win at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports? Don’t forget to tune in to the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports on July 16th at 8:00 PM!

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Source: Press Release

Article: Baseball Legend, The Prolific Derek Jeter Gets Honored With The “Legend Award” At Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports!

26 May
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Take me out to the ballgame! * Whether you play / watch baseball or not, everyone, everywhere knows baseball legend, the incredible: Derek Jeter. The remarkable and outstanding, former New York Yankees player, Derek Jeter is known for his unprecedented accomplishments both on and off the baseball field. In addition to being one gifted and admirable athlete, he also is a New York Times best-selling author, an entrepreneur, and a great role model to all athletes and everyone in general. Adding to all of his awe-inspiring and terrific accomplishments, Derek Jeter can add the extreme honor of being presented the “Legend Award” at this year’s prestigious Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards.

According to the press release, “The Legend Award honors athletes who are the ultimate role models to kids across the globe, inspiring generations year after year.  Last year, worldwide superstar David Beckham was presented with the first Legend Award, and celebrated by being doused in golden slime with his kids.”.

Derek Jeter shared his excitement and enthusiasm over being honored with the “Legend Award” at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports and stated, “I am incredibly honored to receive Nickelodeon’s Legend Award at this year’s Kids’ Choice Sports awards. Inspiring kids to follow their dreams and live a healthy lifestyle is so important to me, so I want to take this opportunity to tell all aspiring athletes out there to work hard, love what you do, put your best foot forward and never forget the kid in you.”

The extraordinary Derek Jeter’s talent and accomplishments are truly unmatched. Let’s take a look at more of Derek Jeter’s accomplishments: “Jeter is a five-time World Series Champion and joined baseball’s exclusive 3,000-hit club on July 9, 2011. He has received numerous accolades in recognition of both his on-field skill and his commitment to community service, including: World Series MVP (2000); 14-time MLB All-Star; 5-time Gold Glove Award; 5-time Silver Slugger Award; AL Rookie of the Year (1996); Roberto Clemente Award (2009); Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Award (2009); the Sporting News Good Guy in Sports Award (2002); Michigan Association of School Administrators Champion for Children Award (2005); Joe Torre Safe at Home MVP Award (2010); Lou Gehrig Memorial Award (2010). In 2012, Siena College recognized Jeter with a Doctor of Humane Letters degree for his leadership, accomplishments on the baseball field and dedication to improving the lives of young people through the Turn 2 Foundation.” (source: press release)

After retiring from his baseball career, Derek Jeter continues to leave everyone in awe with all that he does to inspire people to follow after their dreams and live a healthy lifestyle. The press release stated, “In retirement, Jeter now focuses on transitioning a storied career into a variety of successful business ventures. Most recently, Jeter announced The Players’ Tribune, an innovative multimedia digital company where world-class athletes share their honest and unique perspectives, bringing fans closer to the games they love. In November 2013, Jeter and Simon & Schuster announced the Jeter Publishing imprint. Jeter also serves as Partner and Brand Development Officer of Luvo, a transformational lifestyle food brand where he is involved in product development, brand awareness and strategic partnerships. Jeter continues to be the driving force behind the Turn 2 Foundation, which he established in 1996 to give back to the communities with which he has a close connection, including West Michigan, Tampa and New York City. He satisfies his passion for inspiring young people through initiatives – like the Jeter’s Leaders program – that promote academic excellence, leadership development, positive behavior, healthy choices and social change. During Derek’s baseball career, the Turn 2 Foundation has awarded more than $20 million in grants to create and support signature programs that motivate young people to turn away from drugs and alcohol and “Turn 2” healthy lifestyles. It remains committed to continuing this mission well into the future. ”

Derek Jeter truly deserves the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports “Legend Award”. The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports will be one legendary and unforgettable award show and it will be hosted by none other than the magnificent and phenomenal, Seattle Seahawks quarterback: Russell Wilson! The epic and slime-filled Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports will be returning with its second year on July 16th at the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles.

Nickelodeon is always known for creating masterpieces from their superb TV shows to their renowned award shows. The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports will be bringing sports fans everything they want to see – sports fans will be able to vote for their favorites to see them take home a coveted mohawked blimp trophy. Fans can head on over to Nick.com/sports to get their ultimate Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports experience by watching videos, looking at the awesome photo galleries, taking quizzes and more! Get your head in the game and tune in on July 16th at 8:00 PM ET to watch the Kids’ Choice Sports and also head on over to Nick.com and the Nick App to get your court-side seats to the award show! Fans will also be able to be a part of a live vote which will determine how the award show goes!

Let’s just say, you don’t want to miss the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports so mark your calendars! Follow Nickelodeon on Twitter: @NickelodeonTV