Nickelodeon Announces 'Let's Just Play' Giveaway Winners.Twenty Kids Receive $5,000 Each to Facilitate Play in their Communities; Network to Give Away More Than $1 Million through June 2006
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New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of , Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon announces the second round of winners of the "Let's Just Play Giveaway," an effort by the network to distribute more than $1 million in funds to help kids improve their schools' or communities' play facilities. Twenty kids from schools and organizations around the country will receive $5,000 each. The winners will be announced on Nick.com, and some will be featured on Nickelodeon's air. The "Let's Just Play" Giveaway is part of Nickelodeon's "Let's Just Play" pro-social campaign, which encourages healthy and active lifestyles for kids and families.
Every month through June 2006, Nickelodeon will award a minimum of 20 winners with $5,000 each to help facilitate healthy lifestyles in their community. Kids can enter for a chance to win by visiting http://www.nick.com/ or http://www.everythingnick.com/. Partnering with teachers and other community-based leaders, kids must tell Nickelodeon what they need for their school or club to help them play better and why, and give three reasons why play is important. Once the entry form is completed and mailed to Nickelodeon, the winners will be randomly selected and announced at the top of each month.
This month's "Let's Just Play Giveaway" winners are* (in alphabetical order by school/organization):
-- Boys and Girls Clubs of Omaha (Omaha, NE) -- Boys and Girls Club (Santa Maria, CA) -- Comstock North Elementary (Kalamazoo, MI) -- Daniel Young Elementary (Lee's Summit, MO) -- Federation Early Learning Services (Philadelphia, PA) -- Hanceville Elementary (Hanceville, AL) -- Hollywood Heights Elementary (Caseyville, IL) -- Hopatcong Middle School (Hopatcong, NJ) -- Jeannette McKee Elementary (Jeannette, PA) -- Memorial Elementary School (Burlington, MA) -- Mount de Chantal Visitation Academy (Wheeling, WV) -- Obsidian Middle School (Redmond, OR) -- Palmer Lake Elementary (Monument, CO) -- St. Joseph School (Bowling Green, KY) -- St. Regis Elementary (St. Regis, MT) -- Townsend Middle School (Tucson, AZ) -- Turning P.O.I.N.T (Waxhaw, NC) -- Venable Elementary School (Charlottesville, VA) -- Wapello Elementary (Wapello, IA) -- Westmoreland Central School (Westmoreland, NY)
The "Let's Just Play Giveaway" is an extension of last year's "Let's Just Play" grants program, where Nickelodeon awarded more than $600,000 to 81 organizations and schools. A total of $9 million was cited in the 1,800 grant applications received, causing the network to more than double its funding this year.
Nickelodeon's "Let's Just Play" recently entered into a partnership with The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a joint initiative of the William William, crown prince of Germany
William or Frederick William, 1882–1951, crown prince of Germany, son of William II. In World War I he commanded (1914) an army on the Western Front and was nominal commander in the German attack J. Clinton Foundation and the American Heart Association, to combat the spread of childhood obesity. The three organizations are combining forces on a comprehensive media and public awareness campaign, encouraging young people to engage in healthy and active lifestyles.
About Nickelodeon's "Let's Just Play" Pro-Social Campaign
Currently in its third year, "Let's Just Play" is Nickelodeon's pro-social commitment to encourage kids to participate in active, healthy, and playful play·ful
1. Full of fun and high spirits; frolicsome or sportive: a playful kitten.
2. lifestyles -- a much needed antidote to reports of the rise in childhood obesity, the concerns about reduction of PE in schools and in after-school programs, and the over-scheduled and sedentary sedentary /sed·en·tary/ (sed´en-tar?e)
1. sitting habitually; of inactive habits.
2. pertaining to a sitting posture.
of inactive habits; pertaining to a fat, castrated or confined animal. lifestyles of kids today. In addition to using the power of Nickelodeon's air, online sites, magazines, and celebrity support, the channel devotes significant year-round resources to building a grassroots infrastructure that supports physical play opportunities in communities everywhere.
On Oct. 1, Nickelodeon celebrated the second annual "Let's Just Play Worldwide Day of Play" celebration by going dark for three hours (12-3 p.m. ET/PT) to encourage play everywhere. Nick pre-empted regularly scheduled programming with its "Worldwide Day of Play" logo encouraging kids to be active and to engage in physical play.
"Let's Just Play" was recently awarded four Cable Television Public Affairs Those public information, command information, and community relations activities directed toward both the external and internal publics with interest in the Department of Defense. Also called PA. See also command information; community relations; public information. Association Beacon Beacon, city (1990 pop. 13,243), Dutchess co., SE N.Y., on the E bank of the Hudson River; settled 1663, inc. in 1913 when Fishkill Landing and Matteawan villages were united. Awards, which recognize excellence in the public affairs industry. For more information on the "Let's Just Play" program, visit http://www.everythingnick.com/.
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