Monday, July 23, 2018

Pittsburgh Steelers to Welcome Back Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play at Second Annual Family Fest

Pittsburgh, PA - The Pittsburgh Steelers will host Family Fest at Heinz Field on Sunday, August 19. The event will run from 5-9 p.m., and admission is $10 for all fans. Neighborhood Ford Store is an Associate Sponsor of the event.


Tickets for Family Fest are available now via Ticketmaster.com.

Activities for Family Fest will take place outside on Art Rooney Avenue beginning at 3 p.m. and continue throughout Heinz Field in the FedEx Great Hall, the Ford Fan Zone and the West Concourse. This year’s Family Fest will welcome Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play that will feature a number of activations, including a slime booth, Nick Wave, Nick Bowling, Nick Tac Toe, Connect the Dots, Neighborhood Ford Store and a number of other family-friendly activities.

Fans will have the opportunity to take a photo next to all six of the team’s Lombardi Trophies in the FedEx Great Hall and meet Steelers alumni. In addition, fans can enter for the chance to win sideline passes to view practice from field level, a signed practice jersey from a Steelers player, or a trip for four to Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta.


Prior to Steelers’ player introductions before practice, a Parade of Champions March with Special Olympic Athletes, First Responders and members of the military will take place on the field.

At the conclusion of the event, fans can enjoy a special Zambelli Fireworks display.

The event will include a number of on-field performances by the Steeline Drumline, Bill Camp’s Frisbee Dogs, and other surprises. Steelers Alumni Tunch Ilkin and Craig Wolfley will provide analysis from the Steelers Ford F-150 truck on the east sideline during practice.

Steelers Nation Unite will be recognizing a group of winners from this year’s second annual SNU Fan Awards, which honor some of the top fans from around Steelers Nation. The winners will be recognized on the field and on the scoreboard prior to the start of practice. Steelers Nation Unite members will also have a chance to score on-field experiences throughout the night. To learn more about the official home of Steelers Nation and join for free, fans can visit SteelersNationUnite.com or the Steelers Nation Unite page on the team’s official mobile app.

Worldwide Day of Play is Nickelodeon's summer-long play campaign, a slime-filled cross-country tour that celebrates all the ways kids love to play. As part of the net’s Worldwide Day of Play (WWDoP) initiative, the tour will bring activities to events in Phoenix, Ariz.; St. Louis, Mo.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Oakland, Calif.; and Brooklyn, N.Y., leading up to Nick’s 15th annual Worldwide Day of Play on Saturday, Sept. 29, when Nickelodeon and its sister channels–Nick Jr., Nicktoons, TeenNick and NickMusic–will suspend programming and host grassroots activities with its partners across the U.S. to encourage kids to go outside and get active.

On Sept. 29, Nickelodeon will commemorate its 15th annual Worldwide Day of Play celebration on-air when the network airs interstitials featuring cast members from Nick’s hit series I Am Frankie. The interstitials, which highlight the importance of physical play in kids’ lives and encourage them to get outside and get active, will air across all Nickelodeon platforms.

Worldwide Day of Play was created by Nickelodeon in conjunction with its “Let’s Just Play” campaign. The annual event is designed to encourage children and adults to turn off the television and play, especially outdoors.

Update (7/23) - From Pittsburgh Patch:

Steelers, Nickelodeon Teaming Up For Heinz Field Family Fest

Find out here what you can expect at the fun-filled event.

PITTSBURGH, PA - The Steelers begin training camp on Wednesday and one of the highlights of the preseason is certain to be the second annual Steelers Family Fest. The event occurs Aug. 19 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Heinz Field, but the fun begin earlier along Art Rooney Avenue outside the stadium.

This Steelers have teamed with Nickelodeon for this year's festival. The children's network will provide Nick-themed games that will include a super slime obstacle course, a slime booth, Nick bowling, costumed characters and more. In addition to the Nickelodeon activities, there will be a fan zipline experience, face painting and the obligatory appearance of team mascot Steely McBeam.

Fans entering the stadium will receive a scratch-off card with a chance to win sideline passes to go onto the field as the 2018 team will be introduced out of the player tunnel to begin the evening's events.

In addition to the full team on-field practice, Family Fest will include Bill Camp's Famous Flying Dogs, on-field performances by the Steeline Drumline and one lucky fan winning a trip for four to the Super Bowl. The festivities will conclude with a Sunday night Fireworks display.

There also will be the chance to get your photo taken next to all six Steelers' Lombardi Trophies in the FedEx Great Hall and meet Steelers Alumni in the Ford Fanzone. A 50/50 raffle will be held to benefit Youth Football.

Steelers Family Fest tickets are $14.25.

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Nickelodeon will also be at the International Champions Cup at Heinz Field on Wednesday, July 25!

Worldwide Day of Play is Nickelodeon's summer-long play campaign, a slime-filled cross-country tour that celebrates all the ways kids love to play.

On the ground, Nickelodeon will celebrate with over 4,000 events hosted by local and national partners including: Afterschool Alliance; Boys & Girls Clubs of America; Girl Scouts of the USA; Kiwanis International’s Builders Club and K-Kids; Laureus Sport for Good; National Fitness Foundation; NFL PLAY 60; Playworks; Police Athletic League; Special Olympics International; The Aspen Institute’s Project Play; The Association of Children’s Museums; US Play Coalition and USA BMX. Additionally, the network will launch two new grant programs in partnership with Laureus Sport for Good and National Fitness Foundation in honor of Worldwide Day of Play’s 15th anniversary.

Nickelodeon will commemorate Worldwide Day of Play on-air on Saturday, September 29 with interstitials featuring cast members from Nick’s hit series I Am Frankie. The interstitials, which highlight the importance of physical play in kids’ lives and encourage them to get outside and get active, will air across all Nickelodeon platforms.

In addition to hosting nationwide grassroots events with its partners, the network will also mark Worldwide Day of Play with the launch of two new grant programs in partnership with Laureus Sport for Good, funding underserved communities’ afterschool programs, and National Fitness Foundation along with DonorsChoose, which will fund in-school activities. Both grant programs aim to bring fitness and play to kids across the country.

In May, Nick kicked off its summer-long play campaign, a slime-filled cross-country tour which visited: Phoenix, Ariz.; St. Louis, Mo.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Houston, TX and Oakland, Calif.; for Worldwide Day of Play events in partnership with the Children’s Museum of Phoenix; The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum; the Pittsburgh Steelers; Commissioner Rodney Ellis and Harris County Precinct One; and the After-School All-Stars, the Oakland Athletics and the Oakland A’s Community Fund.

The tour culminates in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park on Sept. 15, with Nick teaming up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City’s Walk for the Kids. The fun-filled event will feature appearances by stars from Nickelodeon’s hit series I Am Frankie, Alex Hook, and Carson Rowland; Nick-themed games and activities; a slime booth; costumed characters; a Nick Radio dance party and more. The network will be joined by longstanding partners including: Canine Companions for Independence; Jr. NBA; KidTribe; MLB “PLAY BALL;” New York Red Bulls; NFL PLAY 60; Peppa Pig and George; Playworks; The Muddy Puddles Project; Tough Mudder’s “Mini Mudder” and USA BMX; and new partner Nike.

Nickelodeon is expanding Worldwide Day of Play’s reach through a new partnership with Mini Mudder, Tough Mudder’s one-mile Mud Run designed for adventure-seeking kids and consists of eight to ten fun and challenging team-focused obstacles. In celebration of Worldwide Day of Play, Mini Mudder will add a brand-new Nickelodeon-themed “Slime” obstacle to its courses, providing kids with the opportunity to be physically active while also having fun.

Nike is a proud partner of Nickelodeon’s 15th annual Worldwide Day of Play.

To find out more about Worldwide Day of Play and Nickelodeon's partners helping bringing the initiative alive for kids all around the US, visit http://worldwidedayofplay.com. To register a event as a official Worldwide Day of Play event, visit https://www.day-of-play.com.

More Nick: Nickelodeon Kicks Off Summer Celebration Of Play, Bringing Worldwide Day Of Play Events To Cities Across The USA!

Originally published: Thursday, June 14, 2018.

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