LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (September 10, 2015) — As is customary, the Muhammad Ali Center will host a series of community-based events on the two days preceding the Third Annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards presented by YUM! Brands Foundation, taking place on September 19 at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. The Ali Center’s “Days of Greatness” will take place on September 17 and 18. Three of the events are free and open to the public and one is a continuation of the Center’s Daughters of Greatness series, with this month’s guest being local news personality, Dawne Gee.
Following are brief descriptions of the events:
Ticket sales for the 2015 Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards end on Sunday, September 13th. The third annual event will be held at the Louisville Marriott Downtown on Saturday evening, September 19th. This fundraising gala honors individuals’ significant contributions around the world toward the attainment of peace, social justice, or other positive actions pertaining to human or social capital. Awardees include Harry Belafonte, Geena Davis, Rose Mapendo, and Dr. Andy Moore from Lexington, Kentucky—in addition to six young awardees from around the world who are 30 years and under. Four-time Olympic Gold Medal Winner, Janet Evans, will host the event.
The Muhammad Ali Center, a 501(c)3 corporation, was co-founded by Muhammad Ali and his wife Lonnie in their hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. The international cultural center promotes the six core principles of Muhammad Ali (Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Giving, Respect, and Spirituality) in ways that inspire personal and global greatness and provides programming and events around the focus areas of education, gender equity, and global citizenship. Its newest initiative, Generation Ali, fosters a new generation of leaders to contribute positively to their communities and to change the world for the better. The Center’s headquarters also contains an award-winning museum experience. For more information, please visit www.alicenter.org
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