DAYTON, OH – June 25, 2007 – Time Warner Cable and Cartoon Network are partnering to bring the GET ANIMATED Tour to Dayton on July 4, 2007, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Town Square at The Greene. The tour is a pro-social, pro-lifestyle program designed to motivate, energize and educate kids, ages 6 – 14, about healthy living choices by using the power of Cartoon Network’s shows and brands.
The GET ANIMATED Tour gives kids the opportunity to engage in physical activities that promote the message of keeping in shape. Activities will include a kickball station, tennis challenge, obstacle course, stationary bicycle race, Spot the Block life size puzzle game. All activities will be themed around Cartoon Network characters, including Ben 10, Camp Lazlo, Class of 3000, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, and My Gym Partner is a Monkey.
“Time Warner Cable cares about kids, and we want to help create a safe, healthy and supportive community for children,” said Karen Baxter, director of public affairs at Time Warner Cable Southwest Ohio division. “We are pleased to partner with Cartoon Network to help children learn about healthy living choices.”
There will also be tents with additional activities. Time Warner Cable will sponsor a prize wheel and a corn hole toss and will be giving away bracelets. Kids are Tops Gym will have gymnastics, cheer and dance and will be giving away tattoos. WesBanco will have corn hole and Simon says and will be giving away pencils, glow in the dark tattoos and water bottles. Children's Medical Center will have a ring toss and will be giving away magnets, and Victoria Theatre will have theater games and will be giving away stickers.
The GET ANIMATED Tour will make 40 stops across the United States from May 20 – August 29, 2007.
About Time Warner Cable:
The Southwest Ohio division of Time Warner Cable is proud to lead the way in meeting the entertainment, information and communication needs of more than 640,000 customers in Greater Cincinnati, Dayton and the Miami Valley. The Southwest Ohio division of Time Warner Cable serves 339 communities, provides free service to more than 1,000 schools and employs nearly 1,800 people. Time Warner Cable is on the Web at www.twcinci.com and www.twdayton.com.
Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) owns and manages cable systems passing approximately 26 million homes in 33 states. The Company has 14.6 million customers for its various products, including video, high-speed data and residential telephone. This includes approximately 13.4 million basic video subscribers and more than 6 million customers who purchase more than one product. Time Warner Cable includes some of the most technologically advanced and best-clustered cable systems in the country, with nearly 85 percent of the Company's customers located in five geographic regions: New York, Texas, Ohio, the Carolinas and southern California. It is the largest cable provider in the nation's two largest cities, Los Angeles and New York. Leveraging its leadership in innovation and quality customer care, Time Warner Cable delivers advanced products and services such as video-on-demand, high-definition television, digital video recorders, high-speed data and Digital Phone.
About Cartoon Network:
Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 91 million U.S. homes and 160 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service offering the best in original, acquired and classic animated entertainment for kids and families. Overnight from 11 p.m.-6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animation for young adults
About Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc.:
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.