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Michael Strahan to host Kids' Choice Sports Awards this summer

Nickelodeon is known for its annual slime-fest, the Kids’ Choice Awards, but this summer a new awards show will debut on the network. According to Fox Sports, the first-ever Kids’ Choice Sports Awards will air on July 17. Daytime talk show host and former New York Giant Michael Strahan will host the show, which will broadcast from UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles.

Michael Strahan will host Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Sports Awards
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Nick viewers will vote on their favorite athletes, teams and sports moments, and it all comes with the network’s famous green slime. In addition, a panel of athletes including Cal Ripken Jr., Deion Sanders, Michael Phelps and Misty May-Treanor have been tapped to help develop the show.

In fact, big name athletes will be a big part of the show, according to a Nick press release. Several top athletes will compete in slime-filled competitions, and the ceremony will even feature a live performance half-time show.

“It is a real honor to be the inaugural host of the Kids’ Choice Sports awards,” Strahan said in a statement. “As an athlete and as a father to four kids who grew up with Nickelodeon, I know firsthand what an important role sports play in kids’ lives. This is going to be a kids’ Super Bowl-sized event that will have the best athletes, the best entertainment, the most fun, and of course the best slimings the world of sports has ever seen for the whole family to watch together.”

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