Stephen Curry, Serena Williams, Russell Westbrook, Odell Beckham Jr., Simone Biles, Kevin Durant, Laurie Hernandez, Keala Kennelly, Claressa Shields, Usain Bolt and Host Russell Wilson Win at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2017

Most Decorated Olympian of All Time Michael Phelps Honored with
Legend Award in Gold Slime Dousing

Kids’ Choice Sports 2017 Airs Sunday, July 16, at 8
p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon

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LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Stephen Curry, Serena Williams, Russell Westbrook, Odell Beckham Jr.,
Simone Biles, Kevin Durant, Laurie Hernandez, Keala Kennelly, Claressa
Shields, Usain Bolt and this year’s host Russell Wilson took home a
coveted orange mohawked blimp at Nickelodeon’s
Kids’ Choice Sports 2017
, the only show where kids celebrate
their favorite athletes and the year’s most unforgettable sports
moments. Helmed for a third straight year by Seattle Seahawks franchise
quarterback and Super Bowl champion Russell Wilson, Kids’ Choice
Sports 2017
was taped live Thursday, July 13, from UCLA’s Pauley
Pavilion in Los Angeles, and will premiere Sunday, July 16, at 8 p.m.
(ET/PT) as a simulcast on Nickelodeon, TeenNick and Nicktoons.

American competitive swimmer Michael Phelps was honored with the Legend
Award at this year’s show in recognition of his world record-breaking
achievements, unrivaled talent and outstanding sportsmanship in and out
of the pool. Upon receiving his golden mohawked award, Phelps was doused
from head to toe in glistening gold slime.

Throughout the show, three kids competed in Nickelodeon’s Kids’
Choice Sports 2017
“Triple Shot Challenge” for an opportunity to
each win $50,000. Klay Thompson, Abby Wambach and Dak Prescott served as
coaches while fans cheered on Nate Simon, of Riverside, Calif., Evelyn
Briggs of Woodinville, Wash., and Austin Fernandes, of Kent, Wash., as
they each attempted to make their shot across basketball, soccer and
football challenges.

The slimed-filled celebration also featured five grand-scale,
sports-themed challenges:

  • DeAndre Jordan and Andre Drummond scaled Slime Mountain, battled
    obstacles and slid their way to victory and the Kids’ Choice Sports
    gold medal;
  • In the Nick Cannon-hosted Beats ‘N Seats challenge, Lindsey
    Vonn, P.K. Subban, Prince Fielder, Breanna Stewart and Gabby Douglas
    competed in the ultimate game of musical chairs;
  • In the Pedal Pop challenge, Von Miller, Skylar Diggins-Smith and Shaun
    White went head-to-head to see who can pedal the fastest and inflate a
    large slime-filled balloon until it pops;
  • Simone Biles, Emmanuel Sanders, Landon Collins, Aly Raisman, Cree
    Cicchino, Ella Anderson, Madisyn Shipman and Riele Downs participated
    in the KCS Relay, an obstacle-ridden race throughout the entire venue
    led by team captains Russell Wilson and Michael Strahan;
  • And Klay Thompson, Jimmy Butler, Kel Mitchell and Tony Cavalero faced
    off in the High Hoops challenge, a five-shot three-point contest that
    featured human basketball nets on wires.

In a special moment during Kids’ Choice Sports 2017, Nickelodeon
presented two-time Olympic Gold medalist Simone Manuel with the
first-ever #SeeHer Award, honoring her inspirational achievements which
have broken down multiple barriers for women and girls. The #SeeHer
movement aims to eliminate all gender bias by recognizing the importance
of accurately portraying girls and women in television and advertising.

Nickelodeon will have a robust digital offering for Kids’
Choice Sports 2017, 
supplying content before, during and after
the big show on Nick.com/kids-choice-sports/ ,
the Nick App on iOS and Android devices, as well as Twitter, Instagram
and Facebook. Kids and families from around the country showed their
support for their favorite athletes, teams and sports moments by voting
in 12 categories from May 31-July 10.

On Sunday, July 16, kids will be able to play along throughout the
broadcast by casting their votes to impact the show, taking polls to
root for their favorite athletes, creating memes and engaging with
photos and videos from the event. Nick.com/kids-choice-sports/ will
provide the exclusive access to all the stars and athletes all night
long.

Kids’ Choice Sports 2017 will encore Sunday, July 16, at 10 p.m.
(ET/PT) and Monday, July 17, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon;
Tuesday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on TeenNick; and Friday, July 21,
at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nicktoons. The telecast will also be available via
Nickelodeon on Demand beginning Monday, July 17.

The following are Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2017 winners:

FAVORITE MALE ATHLETE
Stephen
Curry
(NBA, Golden State Warriors)

FAVORITE FEMALE ATHLETE
Simone
Biles
(Professional Artistic Gymnast)

KING OF SWAG
Russell Wilson
(NFL, Seattle Seahawks)

QUEEN OF SWAG
Serena Williams
(WTA)

BEST CANNON
Serena Williams
(WTA)

BIGGEST POWERHOUSE
Claressa
Shields
(Professional Boxer)

CLUTCH PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Russell
Westbrook
(NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder)

DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME
Keala
Kennelly
(Professional Surfer)

FAVORITE NEWCOMER
Laurie
Hernandez
(Professional Artistic Gymnast)

HANDS OF GOLD
Odell Beckham
Jr.
(NFL, New York Giants)

NEED FOR SPEED
Usain Bolt
(Professional Track & Field Athlete)

SICKEST MOVES
Kevin Durant
(NBA, Golden State Warriors)

Sponsors of Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2017 include Airheads®, Capri
Sun, Chrysler Pacifica, Crest®, Nationwide’s Make Safe
Happen®
, Popsicle® and Verizon.

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2017 is produced by Done and
Dusted in association with Nickelodeon Productions. Jay Schmalholz and
Shelly Sumpter Gillyard are executive producers. Constance Schwartz and
Michael Strahan of SMAC Entertainment will serve as executive producers,
alongside Ian Stewart and Hamish Hamilton of Done and Dusted with
Hamilton also serving as director of the show.

About Nickelodeon

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entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by
putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes
television programming and production in the United States and around
the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and
feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more
than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids’ basic
cable network for 22 consecutive years. For more information or artwork,
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Contacts

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