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Tennis in 5 Categories; Michelle Obama at Cartoon Network's Hall of Game Awards

February 15, 2012 12:42 PM
Florida residents Serena and Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova, along with Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are nominees in categories, and First Lady Michelle Obama will make a special taped appearance at Cartoon Network's Hall of Game Awards (HallofGame.com), to air Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 at 7 p.m. ET on Cartoon Network. 
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Mrs. Obama founded her "Let's Move!" campaign two years ago to solve the problem of childhood obesity. The First Lady will appear onscreen to speak about the importance of getting active and to congratulate "Let's Move L.A." on the work they've done to get people moving.

Hosted by basketball legend and TNT NBA analyst Shaquille O'Neal, the second annual 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.

Voting on HallofGame.com has passed 92 million. Fans can log on to HallofGame.com and vote for their favorites in 11 different categories.

Tennis players have been nominated in the following categories:

"She's Got Game" (best female athlete) -- Maya Moore, Minnesota Lynx (WNBA); Maria Sharapova (Tennis); Hope Solo, U.S. Team (Soccer); Lindsey Vonn, U.S. Team (Skiing).

"Dance Machine" (best celebratory dance) -- Victor Cruz, New York Giants (NFL); Novak Djokovic (Tennis); Minnesota Lynx (WNBA); Carl Edwards (NASCAR).

"That's How I Roll" (most stylish athlete) -- David Beckham, Los Angeles Galaxy (Soccer); Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat (NBA); Serena Williams (Tennis); Brian Wilson, San Francisco Giants (MLB).

"Super Siblings" -- Daniel and Henrik Sedin (NHL); Serena and Venus Williams (Tennis); Justin and B.J. Upton (MLB); Rob and Chris Gronkowski (NFL).

"Sickest Showdown" -- New England Patriots vs. New York Giants: Super Bowl XLVI (NFL); St. Louis Cardinals vs. Texas Rangers: World Series Game 6/7 (MLB); Carl Edwards vs. Tony Stewart: Sprint Cup Series (NASCAR); Rafael Nadal vs. Novak Djokovic: Australian Open (Tennis).

The First Lady participated in 10 and Under Tennis and other sports last weekend at ESPN's Wide World of Sports, on the campus of Walt Disney World Resort, to get children active during a second anniversary celebration of her "Let's Move!" campaign. For more on the First Lady at Disney go to:

For more info on the Hall of Game Awards go to www.HallofGame.com.





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