Shaun White is one of America’s most popular male athletes, and soon we’ll find out if he is the winner for the Kids’ Choice Sports Awards Male Choice Athlete. At 31-years-old, White is a three-time Olympic gold medalist and has won 10 Espy awards. Known worldwide for his prowess at skiing, skateboarding, and snowboarding, many are surprised to learn the American hero was born with a heart defect. Before he was one-year-old, White had undergone two open-heart surgeries and has proved to be a testament that any obstacle can be overcome in life.
White is also one of the most popular athletes on social media. He has more than 2 million Facebook followers, nearly 2 million followers on Twitter and over 1.2 million Instagram followers.
Now, it’s time to see if those social media followers will vote for the athlete and name him Nickelodeon’s Male Choice Athlete for 2018.
Shaun White shared a tweet discussing his excitement over the nomination and asking his fans to vote for him.
— Shaun White (@shaunwhite) June 20, 2018
Those who are unfamiliar with the annual Kids’ Choice Sports Awards can find more information including videos at the official website. The next awards event will take place on July 21st and will air live on Nickelodeon at 8 pm. Voting is currently underway and you can cast your vote at Nick.com/sports.
Categories include Favorite Male Athlete, Favorite Female Athlete, King of Swag, Queen of Swag, Best Cannon, Biggest Powerhouse, Heavy Hitter, Clutch Player of the Year, Don’t Try This at Home, Favorite Newcomer, Hands of Gold, Need for Speed, Sickest Moves, Nothing but Net and Winter Wonders.
Are you a fan of Shaun White’s? Are you surprised he has been nominated multiple times for the Kids’ Choice Sports Awards?
In addition to being nominated for Choice Male Athlete, Shaun White is also nominated for the Don’t Try This at Home category and Winter Wonders.
Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports Awards helps children recognize excellent in the field of sports and gives them an opportunity to show honor and respect for their favorite athletes. The awards also help motivate children to spend more time outside and also inspires them to participate in sports.