Written by Giavanna Foster
The 2017 Kids Choice Sports Awards aired July 16. Here are the main highlights:
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson hosted the 2017 Kids Choice Sports Awards. This event featured tons of green and gold slime as well as a variety of athletic challenges that included pedal pop, relay race, high hoops, and perfect pass.
Russell Wilson is a two-time NFC champion and Super Bowl champion. Wilson joins Peyton Manning and Tom Brady in the list of NFL passer rating leader winners. He was named the “King of Swag” at Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Sports Awards. He also won the “Perfect Pass” challenge, beating Dak Prescott. Click here to watch the full clip on Nick.
Odell Beckham Jr. received the “Hands of Gold” award. He interacted with the cheering crowd as he walked to the stage to accept his Kids Choice Sports blimp.
“It’s truly an honor and a privilege to be up here. I just want to say, to the kids, you guys are truly my inspiration for everything that I do. I truly try to make the best me that I can and hopefully I can give one of y’all someone to look up to. This is a huge accomplishment and I thank you guys for everything you do for me,” he said. Watch the full speech here.
The Golden State Warriors were victorious at the 2017 Kids Choice Sports Awards. Stephen Curry was named “Favorite Male Athlete”, and Kevin Durant won the “Sickest Moves” award. Also, Simone Biles and Laurie Hernandez of the Final Five received blimps. Biles was named “Favorite Female Athlete” and Hernandez was named “Favorite Newcomer”. Serena Williams received two awards: “Queen of Swag” and “Best Cannon”.
ARTSNLA congratulates all of this year’s Kids Choice Sports Awards winners.
See the official 2017 Kids Choice Sports Awards winners list below:
Favorite Male Athlete: Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)
Favorite Female Athlete: Simone Biles (Gymnastics)
King of Swag: Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks)
Queen of Swag: Serena Williams (WTA Tennis)
Best Cannon: Serena Williams (WTA Tennis)
Biggest Powerhouse: Claressa Shields (Professional Boxer)
Clutch Player of the Year: Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Don’t Try This at Home: Keala Kennelly (Professional Surfer)
Favorite Newcomer: Laurie Hernandez (Gymnastics)
Hands of Gold: Odell Beckham Jr. (New York Giants)
Need for Speed: Usain Bolt (Track and Field)
Sickest Moves: Kevin Durant (Golden State Warriors)
Legend Award: Michael Phelps**
**To read about Michael Phelps’ KCS speech, visit artsnla.com.