Your favorite Disney Channel & Disney XD stars will be going head to head in challenges in the Disney Friends for Change Games, which premieres this Friday, June 24.
We've given you a sneak peek at the teams & also behind-the-scenes of Bridgit Mendler's music video for "We Can Change the World." Now check out a preview of the Blue & Yellow teams facing off in The Recycler game.
Each of the games promotes conservation and the power of coming together with friends and family to make a difference in one's community and the world. For five weeks beginning FRIDAY, JUNE 24, the games will air in interstitials during Disney's Friday, Saturday and Sunday primetime original series programming, and Disney XD will present a special episode from the games Monday nights beginning JUNE 27 (9:30 p.m., ET/PT). The Games will culminate with a special half-hour episode SUNDAY, JULY 31 on Disney Channel.
"Disney Friends for Change Games" are hosted by Tiffany Thornton ("So Random") and Jason Earles ("Kickin' It"). Maria Canals-Barrera ("Wizards of Waverly Place") was on-hand to encourage and support the players.
Below is a refresher of the teams and the charities they are playing for, as well as the games.
The teams are:
Captain: Debby Ryan ("Jessie"), Allisyn Ashley Arm ("So Random"), Olavo Cavalheiro (Disney Channel Brazil), Hutch Dano ("Zeke and Luther"), Roshon Fegan ("Shake It Up"), Doc Shaw ("Pair of Kings"), Stefanie Scott ("A.N.T. Farm") and Jake Short ("A.N.T. Farm").
Captain: Brandon Mychal Smith ("So Random"), Valeria Baroni (Disney Channel Argentina), Paula Dalli (Disney Channel Spain), Adam Hicks ("Zeke and Luther"), David Henrie ("Wizards of Waverly Place"), Sterling Knight ("So Random"), Ryan Ochoa ("Pair of Kings"), Eve Ottino (Disney Channel France) and Bella Thorne ("Shake It Up").
Captain: Bridgit Mendler ("Good Luck Charlie"), Jorge Blanco (Disney Channel Mexico), Valentina Colombo (Disney Channel Italy), Adam Irigoyen ("Shake It Up"), China Anne McClain ("A.N.T. Farm"), Sierra McCormick ("A.N.T. Farm"), Logan Miller ("I'm In The Band") and Gregg Sulkin ("Wizards of Waverly Place" and Disney Channel UK).
Captain: Mitchel Musso ("Pair of Kings"), Jake T. Austin ("Wizards of Waverly Place"), Doug Brochu ("So Random"), Kelsey Chow ("Pair of Kings"), Davis Cleveland ("Shake It Up"), Dean Delannoit (Disney Channel Holland and Belgium), Carlon Jeffrey ("A.N.T. Farm"), and Zendaya ("Shake It Up").
*Special guest Leo Howard ("Kickin' It") will also participate.
"Disney Friends for Change Games" challenges are comprised of the four areas of environmental conservation: saving water, preventing waste, saving energy, and protecting our habitats. The games emphasize the power of coming together with your friends and family to make a difference in your community and your world.
The games are:
High Energy Dance Battle:
Teams perform a freestyle dance routine on an energy generating dance floor.
Players will race against time in a multi-stage relay race taking laundry to the extreme through a series of sorting, washing and hang drying. Some of the clothes in the giant laundry pile were recycled from Disney Channel and Disney XD series.
Players on stationary bicycles power a high-speed conveyor belt loaded with recycled items.
The Ultimate Course for Change:
Players tackle a challenging multi-part course that incorporates all of the Friends for Change green themes.
Don't forget to tune in this Friday! For more, visit disney.go.com/projectgreen.
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(Photos: Craig Sjodin/Disney Channel)