Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2018 Winners Release

Motor-Sport Pioneer Danica Patrick Honored with Gold Slime Dousing
for Legend Award

Kids’ Choice Sports 2018 Airs Friday, July 20, at 8
p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon


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LeBron James, Chloe Kim, Stephen Curry, Serena Williams, Russell Wilson,
Odell Beckham, Allisha Gray, Rob Gronkowski, Kevin Durant, Venus
Williams, Antonio Brown, Lindsey Vonn, Shaun White, Alex Morgan, James
Harden, Laurie Hernandez and host Chris Paul took home coveted orange
mohawked blimps at Nickelodeon’s
Kids’ Choice Sports 2018
, the only show that celebrates the
intersection of kids’ culture with their favorite athletes. Hosted by
Houston Rockets’ point guard and former NBA All-Star MVP Chris Paul, Kids’
Choice Sports 2018
was taped live Thursday, July 19, from Barker
Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., and will premiere Friday, July 20, at 8
p.m. (ET/PT) as a simulcast on Nickelodeon, TeenNick and Nicktoons.

Motor-sport pioneer Danica Patrick was honored with the Legend Award at
this year’s show, in recognition of her trailblazing achievements and
outstanding sportsmanship. Upon receiving her golden mohawked award,
Patrick received the ultimate honor, being doused from head to toe in
glistening gold slime.

During the show, kid-athlete Yamato Nguessan competed in the Kids’
Choice Sports 2018
Half-Court Shot, and walked away with a trip to
Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America.

The slime-filled celebration also featured superstar athletes competing
in four grand-scale, sports-themed challenges:

  • In the Michael Strahan-hosted Shake N’ Break challenge, P.K. Subban,
    Mikaela Shiffrin, Ibtihaj Muhammad and P.J. Tucker gave the
    classic Musical Chairs dance game a sporty twist, dancing popular
    viral dances in the Shake Zone and breaking funny and messy items in
    the Break Zone, ending with a race through a sneaker box wall to be
    the first to hit the buzzer and win the chance to present the first
    award.
  • The JoJo Siwa-hosted Battle Carts Royale challenge tested the throwing
    accuracy of Winter Olympics medalists Shaun White, Chloe Kim, Maia
    Shibutani and Alex Shibutani. as teams of two raced against each other
    in shopping carts, tossing out t-shirts to the audience in a race to
    hit a final target and trigger the dunking of their Nickelodeon Knight
    Squad
    teammate into a tank holding 1500 gallons of slime.
  • In the Slime Dunk challenge, two real kid superfans got the
    opportunity to shoot free throws in a one-on-one challenge, for the
    chance to dunk their basketball idols, Candace Parker and Isaiah
    Thomas, into six-foot-high slime-filled dunk tanks!
  • And to celebrate the return of Double Dare, Liza Koshy and Marc
    Summers brought the iconic Double Care obstacle course to Kids’
    Choice Sports
    . In a special end-of-show moment, host Chris Paul
    fulfilled a childhood fantasy, running the super-sized and super messy
    course in a head-to-head showdown against the most decorated Olympian
    in history, Michael Phelps.

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2018 will be the first show
powered by Nickelodeon’s SCREENS UP app which allows viewers to
experience the show like never before through Augmented Reality on their
mobile devices. Available now on the App
Store
 and via Google
Play
, Nickelodeon’s SCREENS UP will feature four eye-popping AR TV
moments throughout the show including flying blimps, gold slime, a
chance to take on Chris Paul in an interactive basketball game and
more. SCREENS UP also provides fans with a robust second screen
experience, while featuring AR-enhanced interactivity such as games and
stickers of Nickelodeon characters that users can interact with in their
world.

Nickelodeon will have a robust digital offering for Kids’
Choice Sports 2018, 
supplying content before, during and after
the big show on KCS2018.com,
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 18 categories from 6/13-7/19.

On Friday, July 20, 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.

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2018 will encore Friday, July
20, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) and Saturday, July 21, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) on
Nickelodeon; Monday, July 23, at 6:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on TeenNick; and
Friday, July 27, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nicktoons. The telecast will also
be available via Nickelodeon on Demand beginning Saturday, July 21.

The following are Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2018 winners:

FAVORITE FEMALE ATHLETE
Alex
Morgan, NWSL, Orlando Pride, US Women’s National Team

FAVORITE MALE ATHLETE
LeBron
James, NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers

KING OF SWAG
Odell Beckham Jr.,
NFL, New York Giants

QUEEN OF SWAG
Serena Williams,
WTA

BEST CANNON
Russell Wilson,
NFL, Seattle Seahawks

BIGGEST POWERHOUSE
Rob
Gronkowski, NFL, New England Patriots

CLUTCH PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Kevin
Durant, NBA, Golden State Warriors

DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME
Chloe
Kim, Professional Snowboarder, US Team

FAVORITE NEWCOMER
Allisha Gray,
WNBA, Dallas Wings

HANDS OF GOLD
Antonio Brown,
NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

HEAVY HITTER
Venus Williams, WTA

NEED FOR SPEED
Lindsey Vonn,
Skiing, US Team

NOTHING BUT NET
Chris Paul,
NBA, Houston Rockets

SICKEST MOVES
Stephen Curry,
NBA, Golden State Warriors

WINTER WONDERS
Shaun White,
Professional Snowboarder, US Team

BIGGEST KID
Laurie Hernandez,
Gymnastics

MOST VALUABLE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
James
Harden, 2018 NBA MVP

PLAY OF THE YEAR
LeBron James
Alley Oop to Himself, NBA Cleveland Cavaliers

Sponsors for Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2018 include Chrysler
Pacifica Hybrid, Crest®, milk it! Olive Garden® and
Verizon.

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2018 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.

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