The Nickelodeon Network encourages everyone, kids & families especially, to turn off the television and join those from across the United States and countries including Germany, France, India, The Netherlands and Tanzania to celebrate A Worldwide Day of Play on Saturday, September 24th.

Remember the days before cable television, when Atari first came out and there were only 3 games (including pong) and children spent most of the late afternoon and early evening, not in front of a computer, gaming system, or with some type of electronic device, but outside playing hopscotch, jump rope, or riding bikes?  Well, on Saturday, September 24th, Nickelodeon Networks, along with First Lady Obama’s “Let’s Move! Campaign”, the Presidents Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and over 50 partner organizations (including NFL Play 60, the ASPCA, the Boys and Girls Club of America, Special Olympics and Major League Baseball) have teamed together for the 8th Annual Worldwide Day of Play (WWDOP) celebration on the Ellipse of the National Mall.

The 8th Annual WWDOP will include appearances by:

  • The Cast of Victorious: Victoria Justice, Daniella Monet, Elizabeth Gillies, Ariana Grande, Avan Jogia, Leon Thomas III and Matt Bennett;
  • The Cast of iCarly: Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress, Noah Munck and Jerry Trainor;
  • Keke Palmer, star of True Jackson, VP;
  • The cast of Supah Ninjas (Ryan Potter, Gracie Dzienny and Carlos Knight);
  • The cast of Bucket & Skinner’s Epic Adventures (Taylor Gray, Dillon Lane and Ashley Argota);
  • Musical performances by Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena and Logan Henderson – known as the pop band Big Time Rush & the Fresh Beat Band;
  • Professional athletes including Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks), LeBron James (Miami Heat), Terrell Owens (NFL Veteran and TV Personality), Chris Paul (New Orleans Hornets), Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat), Abby Wambach (Olympic Gold Medalist, Professional Soccer star magicJacks) and Damien Woody (NFL Veteran, ESPN NFL Analyst);
  • and Nickelodeon favorites – SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and more.

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