Bethany Hamilton Awarded Favorite Comeback Athlete at Nickelodeon's Kid's Choice Sports Awards.
Rip Curl's Bethany Hamilton is on a roll. During the whirlwind Rip Curl My Bikini Summer 2014 Tour, Bethany found her way to the first annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sport Awards as a nominee for Favorite Comeback Athlete. In good company, fellow nominees included NBA players Russell Westbrook and Rajon Rondo, NFL standouts Adrian Peterson and Payton Manning, and MLB's Albert Pujols.
A shocked Bethany accepted the award and being the always gracious hero, her speech said it all:
"I am so excited to have won Favorite Comeback Athlete at Nickelodeon's first ever Kids Choice Sports Awards. It was awesome to be amongst such incredible athletes, especially those nominated alongside me. The show was really fun with a ton of green slime!!! Thank you sooo much to everyone who voted for me."
"As we go through life all of us have different challenges to overcome. I'm thankful for the gospel of Jesus Christ that reminds me of the full life we can have through Him, and therefore overcome many obstacles to ultimately glorify God. Love y'all!"
You can see more of Bethany from the Nickeleodeon Kid's Choice Sports Awards Here.
Then it was back to the Rip Curl My Bikini Summer 2014 Tour and Hansen Surfboards in Encinitas. Bethany, along with fellow Rip Curl pros Alana Blanchard, Tyler Wright, Nikki Van Dijk, and Pauline Ado met fans and signed posters. The next day, the girls met with the crew form Mauli Ola Foundation and went surfing with kids challenged with Cystic Fibrosis. You can see pics of Bethany and follow the tour here.