Nickelodeon World Wide Day of Play -Free- Saturday, Sept. 27

Posted Sep 26th, 2008 by Alexandra Hertel  Category: Arts & Entertainment,


Nickelodeon World Wide Day of Play to take place on UT’s Centennial Mall on Saturday, September 27

Network to go dark from noon to 3 p.m. to encourage kids to go outside and play

On Saturday Sept. 27, the Nickelodeon television network will go dark and instruct kids to turn off their TV’s and computers and go outside and play. It’s an effort to commemorate the 5th annual Nickelodeon World Wide Day of Play. Toledo-area kids can participate in fun outdoor activities at Centennial Mall on the University of Toledo main campus from 1 to 4 p.m.

The free, public event, sponsored by the American Heart Association, will feature athletic games, an obstacle course, jump ropes, martial arts demonstrations, nutritious foods, face painting, basketball and football contests, free t-shirts, goodie bags, cheerleading clinics, the YMCA FUN Bus and more for K-6 grade youth.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are more than 25 million overweight and obese children in the United States. They estimate that if obesity among kids continues to increase, this current generation of young people will become the first in American history to live shorter lives than their parents.

Sonya Thomas, communications director for the American Heart Association of Northwest Ohio said, “September has been designated Go Healthy Month, by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a joint initiative of the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation. Go Healthy Month and the Nickelodeon network’s World Wide Day of Play initiative encourages kids in Toledo and across the country to pledge to make changes in their lives to improve their overall health.”

Funding for the event is made possible by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio. Event partners are the University of Toledo, Boys & Girls Club of Toledo and the YMCA of Greater Toledo. Media partners are The Blade and Buckeye CableSystem.

For more information call Sonya Thomas, communications director at (419) 740-6170 or email


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One Response to “Nickelodeon World Wide Day of Play -Free- Saturday, Sept. 27”

  1. adriana Says:

    I THOUGHT IT WAS HORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!it was sooooo boring that it sould be canceld for this year and so on. I LOVE NICK! worldwide of play should be called —-wide day of TOURCHERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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