Louisville Landmarks are Part of All-Star Game Celebrations
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (June 11, 2015)… To celebrate Major League Baseball’s 86th All-Star Game held at Great American Ballpark—home of the Cincinnati Reds—the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Muhammad Ali Center, and Louisville Bats Baseball Team will participate in the Baseball Across the Region (BATR) initiative on Saturday, June 13.
BATR is a twist on the passing of the Olympic torch—instead, the initiative uses an official All-Star Game baseball that visits a variety of regional stops to engage various neighborhoods, schools, non-profits, regional businesses, community attractions, and events.
The itinerary for the event is as follows:
- 1 pm: First stop at Muhammad Ali Center (near the torch that Muhammad carried at the 1996 Olympics)
- 3 pm: Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
- 5 pm: Louisville Bats’ Stadium (Slugger Field), ending before the Louisville Bats’ game around 5:30 pm
Contact Jeanie Kahnke at (502) 992-5301 for more details!
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ABOUT THE MUHAMMAD ALI CENTER
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