Nick Doles Out $200,000 to Kids

8/17/2006 9:10 AM Eastern

Nickelodeon said Thursday that it gave 40 kids from schools and organizations nationwide $5,000 each as part of its “Lets Just Play Giveaway” program.

The kids network said it is distributing more than $1.2 million in total as part of the program to help kids “improve their schools’ or communities’ play facilities.” Its latest round of contributions totaled $200,000.

Nickelodeon is announcing the winners on, and some of them will also be featured on its TV network.

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