Monday, August 27, 2018

Houston Rockets' Chris Paul Teams up with Nickelodeon for 'Worldwide Day of Play' Event in Houston, Texas

HOUSTON, Texas -- As students across the US return to school, Houston Rockets star Chris Paul, with the help of Nickelodeon, is helping get children hyped up for the new school year.

As a part of Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play, the NBA star, who hosted Nickelodeon's fifth annual Kids’ Choice Sports awards in July 2018, teamed up with Nick and Harris County Precinct One Commissioner Rodney Ellis for a back-to-school celebration.

An initiative to encourage kids and families to go out and be active was held at Finnigan Park Community Center and included games, an inflatable obstacle course, and bowling.

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HOUSTON - Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul once again continues giving back to he Houston community as he helped host Worldwide Day of Play, along with Nickelodeon.

Paul, along with Commissioner Rodney Ellis took part in the back-to-school celebration at Finnigan Park Community Center to help celebrate kids’ love of play while encouraging kids and families to go outside and be active.

Paul expressed his gratitude to be involved in this event.

"It's great to be out here," Paul said. "Nickelodeon is doing an unbelievable job with the Worldwide Day of Play tour.

"For a community like this and looking at those kids out there, knowing where I came from," Paul added. "I think it's special for them to know they are not being forgotten about."

In addition to the appearance by Paul, the day also featured Nick-themed games and activities including an inflatable obstacle course and Nick bowling; a slime booth; costumed characters; and more.

Paul also helped with the grant presentation and participated in a basketball tournament with the kids.

Paul was expressed his enthusiasm to have his good friend, Carmelo Anthony, join him as a teammate of his with the Rockets.


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 To register a event as a official Worldwide Day of Play event, visit

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Originally published: Sunday, August 26, 2018.

Additional source: Click2Houston.
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