by Jill P
Nickelodeon will bring its third annual “Road to Worldwide Day of Play” campaign to Kalamazoo where the network will team up with Derek Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation to host an event encouraging kids to get up and get active. The slime-filled celebration will feature Nick-themed games and fitness-themed activities, including a Super Slime obstacle course, Nick bowling, a slime booth, costume characters and more.
Currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, Turn 2’s mission is to create and support signature programs and activities that motivate young people to turn away from drugs and alcohol and “Turn 2” healthy lifestyles. Through initiatives like its Jeter’s Leaders program, the foundation strives to create outlets that promote and reward academic excellence, leadership development, positive behavior and social change.
WHEN & WHERE
The event will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center, 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo. Admission is FREE.
Nickelodeon’s “Road to Worldwide Day of Play” summer-long celebration culminates with Nickelodeon’s 13th annual Worldwide Day of Play (WWDoP) on Sept. 17, 2016. On WWDoP, the network will suspend programming from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. (ET/PT) and host grassroots activities with its national and local partners across the U.S. Internationally, Nickelodeon’s WWDoP campaign includes on-air, digital, and events taking place across Europe, Latin America, and Russia through the end of August. For additional information about “Road to Worldwide Day of Play” events kids and parents can visit http://www.nick.com/play.
Since its launch in December 1996, the Turn 2 Foundation has created and supported programs and activities that motivate young people to turn away from drugs and alcohol and “Turn 2” healthy lifestyles. Its signature Jeter’s Leaders initiative is a four-year leadership development program that fosters academic achievement, positive behavior and social change among high school students in New York City and West Michigan. During its 20-year history, Turn 2 has given back more than $23 million to organizations that support its mission.