Think spring: Date set for WH Easter Egg Roll

The White House announced Wednesday that the first family will host the annual Easter Egg Roll on April 21.

Families interested in attending the celebration, which dates back to 1878, can register for tickets beginning Friday at 10:00 a.m. on www.recreation.gov.

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"In support of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative to help kids grow up healthy and have the opportunity to reach their full potential, the event will feature sports courts, cooking stations, and, of course, Easter egg rolling in addition to live music and storytelling," the White House said in a statement.

President Obama might steer clear of the basketball court this year, though. In 2013, Obama, shooting in front of several Washington Wizards basketball players, including guard John Wall, memorably went 2 for 22.

“The president doesn't get to practice probably as much as he'd like to,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said at the time. “Having done a few shoot-arounds with him, he's a pretty good shot.”

The White House did not release details of celebrity entertainers expected to appear at the event. Stars at the 2013 event included NASCAR's Danica Patrick, the NFL's Anquan Boldin and singer Austin Mahone.