JT Gets The Big Help Award By Nickelodeon
CONGRATS JT!!! Nickelodeon will be presenting Justin with The Big Help Award during Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday, April 2 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/Tape delayed for West Coast) for his work as a philanthropist and environmentalist.
Nickelodeon’s The Big Help is a social and environmental initiative that empowers kids to take positive actions on issues that are important to them. The goal of the campaign is to launch a kid-led movement, focusing on four key issues -- health and wellness, education, community service, and the environment. This is the third consecutive year The Big Help Award has been given to someone who embodies the spirit of the Nickelodeon Big Help initiative, i.e. individuals who take actions to better the world and whose significant impact on their community has inspired kids to do the same. Previous recipients include the First Lady Michelle Obama in 2010 and Leonardo DiCaprio in 2009. Pretty impressive!!
Timberlake will be honored during the star-studded telecast, hosted by Jack Black at USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles.
As many of you know, Justin has been partnered with Shriners Hospitals for Children, a health care system consisting of 22 Hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. In Shriners honor, he hosts a PGA TOUR golf tournament featuring a week-long series of events that raises money for their gracious programs and services benefitting children in need. (Check out pictures from Shriners Open's Pro-Am last year)!
Justin’s commitment to the environment can be seen at his Mirimichi Golf Course in Millington, TN. Mirimichi is the first golf course in North, South or Central America to receive Golf Environment Organization (GEO) certified status. It is the also the first in the United States to be designated as a Certified Audubon International Classic Sanctuary, making it the only course in the world holding both designations.
Says Justin, “I was inspired at a young age by my parents and family to do everything possible to give back to the world around us,” said Timberlake. “And it has become a mission of mine to help kids of all ages understand the importance of getting involved in their communities and local charities and doing their part to preserve the planet. I couldn’t be more thankful to Nickelodeon for their recognition.”
Make sure to tune in to watch Nickeolodeon's Kids Choice Awards show Saturday April 2nd!