First Lady Michelle Obama will stage a gigantic “Let’s Move” bonanza at the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Great Britain Friday, hosting 1,000 American military children and American and British students as well as a brigade of sports and music stars to get kids into the “spirit of the Olympic games,” according to the White House.
The massive event, which is being co-sponsored by Nickelodeon and the State Department, will feature past and current Olympians, including David Beckham, Bart Conner, Nadia Comaneci, Teresa Edwards, Emily Hughes, Sarah Hughes, Shawn Johnson, Carl Lewis, Dikembe Mutombo, Dara Torres, members of the 2012 US Track and Field Team and Manchester United legends, among others.
“Nickelodeon, The NBA and USA Basketball, U.S. Tennis Association, USA Field Hockey, USA Track and Field, Manchester United and Right to Play will provide sports stations for kids to get into the Olympic spirit by getting active,” the White House said in a statement.
The Wanted, the University of Florida Gator Marching Band, Mark Ronson, Katy B., Nickelodeon’s DJ J Boogie and Jeff Sutphen, the Power Rangers and SpongeBob SquarePants will entertain.
The event is part of a busy Olympic schedule planned for Michelle. Friday evening she will attend a reception for heads of state hosted by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham palace. Saturday morning she will meet with British first lady Samantha Cameron, and in the afternoon attend an Olympic event.
Sunday she will deliver remarks at the Ambassador’s residence and then head back into the stand for another Olympic contest before departing Britain in the evening.