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[02/16/11 - 07:33 AM]
Cartoon Network "Hall of Game Awards" to Feature All Star Line-Up
Drew Brees, Kobe Bryant, Landon Donovan, Roger Federer, Arian Foster, Rick Fox, A.J. Hawk, Dwight Howard, DeSean Jackson and Greg Jennings are among the featured sports figures.

[via press release from Cartoon Network]

CARTOON NETWORK "HALL OF GAME AWARDS" TO FEATURE ALL STAR LINE-UP

Sports Awards Show Hosted by Tony Hawk to Air on Cartoon Network Friday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT)

Cartoon Network today announced an all star line-up of icons from the worlds of sports, television, film and music who will be appearing at the first-ever Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards (HallofGame.com). From the red carpet, to the never-before-seen stunts and surprises on stage, Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards, which will air Friday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT), will be an evening of humor and fun at the most raucous and biggest sports awards show ever presented on television.

Hosted by skateboarding legend, Tony Hawk, the Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards broadcast will feature appearances by First Lady Michelle Obama, Jessica Aney (SI Sportskid of the Year), Nnamdi Asomugha, Jake T. Austin, Drew Brees, Shannon Brown, Kobe Bryant, Chewbacca, Chris Cole, Lucas Cruikshank aka "Fred," Stephen Curry, Landon Donovan, Carl Edwards, Roger Federer, Arian Foster, Rick Fox, Zachary Gordon, A.J. Hawk, David Henrie, Dwight Howard, DeSean Jackson, Greg Jennings, Joe Johnson, Tony Kanaan, Lisa Leslie, Robbie Maddison, Sal Masekela, Terrell Owens, Rico Rodriguez, Ryan Sheckler, Matthew Stafford, Amar'e Stoudemire, Andrew W.K., Venus Williams, Tiger Woods and the cast of Cartoon Network's Dude, What Would Happen - C.J. Manigo, Jackson Rogow and Ali Sepasyar - among many others. The evening will feature performances by Travie McCoy and the Inglewood High School Marching Band. Earvin "Magic" Johnson will also be on-hand to receive the first-ever "Gameblazer Award" for his lifetime achievement in sport.

Voting continues in seven award categories on HallofGame.com and to date the site has already received over 30 million votes. Voting categories and their respective nominees include: "Most Awesome Mascot," sponsored by Pepperidge Farm� Flavor Blasted� Goldfish� crackers; "He's Got Game;" "She Got Game;" "That's How I Roll," sponsored by Kids Foot Locker; "Alti-dude;" "Dance Machine;" and "My Bad." Fans can also cast votes for their favorite athletes on the all-new Hall of Game App. Free to download from the iTunes store, fans can also use the app to add their face to sports photos, customize pictures with Hall of Game graphics and share them with friends via Facebook and Twitter.

Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards is a high-energy, off-the-wall, multi-platform experience that lets viewers vote and honor their favorite sports stars and sports moments of the year. This first-of-its-kind, sports award and entertainment event for kids, is created and produced in association with IMG Media, the production arm of global sports, entertainment and media company, IMG. Veteran, award-winning television and special events producers, Michael Dempsey and Steve Mayer serve as executive producers and The Sports Illustrated Group's SI KIDS franchise is the official media partner.

About Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 99 million U.S. homes and 166 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.'s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic animated entertainment for kids and families. Nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animation for young adults 18-34. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

About IMG Media

IMG Media operates from over 30 offices worldwide and distributes content across all forms of media including TV, Audio, Fixed Media, Inflight and Closed Circuit, Broadband and Mobile. IMG Media Production generates 6000 hours of programming, over 200 projects in locations around the world. These include coverage of: New York City Marathon, Masters, PGA Championship, ATP and WTA Tennis, Professional Bull Riding, television and digital production for both Wimbledon and the R and A, Premier League Soccer Productions, Total Rugby for the IRB, Transworld Sport, FIFA Futbol Mondial and FIFA World Cup Preview Series. IMG Media also has produced entertainment specials such as: Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials, World's and Year's Funniest Commercials for TBS, Christmas in Rockefeller Center, and Boston Pops 4th of July Spectacular. IMG Media also maintains the world's largest sports archive with more than 250,000 hours of footage.





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