Cartoon Network scored big Saturday night at the fourth annual Hall of Game Awards. After over 100 million on-line votes were counted the famous GAME trophies were bestowed to the best in sports. The exciting evening included high energy 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 three-year-old YouTube star Titus Ashby scored yet again another winning basket!
Hosts NFL quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick (San Francisco 49ers) and Cam Newton (Carolina Panthers) entertained the celebrity packed audience including Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn, Jermaine Kearse (Seattle Seahawks), Michael Robinson (Seattle Seahawks), Justin Williams (Los Angeles Kings), Richard Sherman (Seattle Seahawks), Bobby Wagner (Seattle Seahawks), Leticia Bufoni (Pro Skateboarder), Jamaal Charles (Kansas City Chiefs), Randall Cobb (Green Bay Packers), Lance Coury (Pro Motocross), Chris Davis (Auburn Tigers), Joseph Fauria (Detroit Lions), WWE Superstar The Miz and WWE Diva Alicia Fox, 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), Victoria Azarenka (WTA), Holly Robinson Peete, Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf), Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), China Anne McClain (A.N.T. Farm), Austin North (Kickin’ It), Victoria Justice (Victorious), August Maturo (Girl Meets World), Bradley Steven Perry (Good Luck Charlie), Asia Monet Ray (Dance Moms), Blake Garrett Rosenthal (Mom), Joshua Rush (Mr. Peabody and Sherman), Jake T. Austin (The Fosters), Rowan Blanchard (Girl Meets World), Sean Giambrone (The Goldbergs), Crystal Dakota Hood (The Hunger Games), Larramie Doc Shaw (House of Payne), Benjamin Stockham (About a Boy), Mateus Ward (Hostages), pop star Redfoo (LMFAO), YouTube sensation Titus Ashby (Trick Shot Titus), Cartoon Network stars Jeremy Shada (Adventure Time), Tom Kenny (Adventure Time) and John DiMaggio (Adventure Time) and many more.
Richard Sherman presented the “2013 SI KIDS SPORTSKIDS OF THE YEAR” award to 14-year-old Jack Wellman, who after a sports injury, took up coaching and mentoring a group of young wrestlers in Newtown, Connecticut. After the tragedy in Newtown, Jack found ways to help his town heal through sports and beyond.
The top GAME awards of the night went to “CAPTAIN CLUTCH” winner Richard Sherman (Seattle Seahawks) presented by Twilight star Taylor Lautner. Lindsey Vonn (Olympic gold medalist) graciously 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.
Top moments of the night include hosts Cam Newton and Colin Kaepernick having a sing off of Katy Perry’s “Roar”. Tom Kenny and John DiMaggio (voices of Ice King and Jake the Dog on Adventure Time) kept the audience in stiches donning matching yellow sports coats and dishing hilarious sportscaster-commentary throughout the show. Then three- year-old, YouTube star Titus Ashby showed off his best moves shooting and making a basket on his first try in front of the crowd. Not too bad for someone less than three-feet tall!