(Above: Fall Out Boy performs at the Hall of Game Awards)
This weekend, Cartoon Network scored big with its star-studded fourth annual Hall of Game Awards. The network received over 100 million online votes for the GAME trophies, which were bestowed to the best in sports.
The evening included musical performances by Jason Derulo (“Other Side” and “Talk Dirty”) and Fall Out Boy (“My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)”), a heartwarming acceptance speech from Olympic Gold Medalist Lindsey Vonn, and a show-stopping moment when 3-year-old YouTube star Titus Ashby scored yet again with a 30-foot winning basket!
NFL quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick (San Francisco 49ers) and Cam Newton (Carolina Panthers) served as hosts, entertaining the packed audience of athletes and actors alike. Lindsey Vonn (Olympic Gold Medalist), Jermaine Kearse (Seattle Seahawks), Michael Robinson (Seattle Seahawks), Winter X Game Medalist Heath Frisby, Anastasia Ashley (Pro Surfer), Nyjah Huston (Pro Skateboarder), and actors Taylor Lautner (The Twilight Saga), Bella Thorne (Shake It Up), Zachary Levi (Chuck), Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf), Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), China Anne McClain (A.N.T. Farm), Austin North (Kickin’ It), Victoria Justice (Victorious) were on hand, just to name just a few.
Richard Sherman (Seattle Seahawks) presented the "2013 SI KIDS SPORTSKIDS OF THE YEAR" award to 14-year-old Jack Wellman who was sidelined after a sports injury but took up coaching and mentoring a group of young wrestlers in Newtown, Connecticut, to help his town heal after the tragic school shooting in 2012.
The top GAME awards of the night went to “CAPTAIN CLUTCH” winner Richard Sherman (Seattle Seahawks) presented by Taylor Lautner. Lindsey Vonn accepted the “QUEEN OF THE SLOPES” award and thanked the crowd for being so supportive during her absence from the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.
Tom Kenny and John DiMaggio (voices of Ice King and Jake the Dog on Adventure Time) kept the audience in stitches donning matching yellow sports coats and dishing hilarious sportscaster commentary throughout the show. Mascots from the NHL, NBA, MLB and NFL competed in a hilarious obstacle course and professional skateboarders, BMX bikers, skiers and the extreme pogo group Xpogo performed stunts on stage.