Find Greatness Within Series

The Find Greatness Within series was a Black History Month series that took place on several Sundays each February. The series, which drew sold-out crowds to the Ali Center, featured programs of African American heritage, music, storytelling, and expressions of unity while incorporating the core values of the Ali Center

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Ryder Cup

Muhammad and Lonnie Ali welcomed to the Ali Center visitors from all over the world in celebration of the 2008 Ryder Cup. This media event included: speakers, music, and entertainment, as well as three private events that included the U.S. and European teams.

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Champions Aren’t Made In Gyms

The Muhammad Ali Center participated in the Champions Aren’t Made in Gyms program for college athletes, hosted by the Tulane University Sports Law Program and Tulane Athletic Department in New Orleans, Louisiana. This inspirational program was designed share Muhammad Ali’s life story and how he transcended his sport into something

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World Refugee Week

In honor of World Refugee Day on Friday, June 20, 2008, the Muhammad Ali Center and Catholic Charities organized a week of events that included photo exhibitions, a film series, a field trip day to the Ali Center for refugees, and informational displays on refugee services. The week ended with

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Greg Roberts, President/CEO

Greg Roberts, President and Chief Executive Officer of the D.C. Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation, was named the new and second President and CEO of the Muhammad Ali Center.

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Photo Essays

Two different photo essays loaned from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) were exhibited at the Muhammad Ali Center: “Utica-The Town That Loves Refugees” And “A New Home, A New Life.” The exhibits raised awareness and greater understanding of refugee experiences and informed people about getting involved in

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Derby Brunch

On the morning of the 2008 “Run for the Roses,” Muhammad and Lonnie Ali hosted a unique fundraiser for the Ali Center–a small and intimate Derby Brunch at their home. The event was catered by Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse. Guests of note included LeRoy Neiman and Lennox Lewis.

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Meeting Resistance Screenings

Filmmakers Molly Bingham and Steve Connors screened their documentary Meeting Resistance at the Ali Center. The film presents different views of the Iraqi resistance fighters – all who remained anonymous. The program ended with a question and answer session.

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A Hidden Wholeness Temporary Exhibit

A Hidden Wholeness: The Zen Photography of Thomas Merton was an exhibition featuring 35 photographs by Trappist monk Thomas Merton – who died in 1968 – and whose legacy lives on at the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. Merton’s powerful photographs were a way to summon

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Extreme Home Makeover Wrap Party

ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition came to Louisville to help a local family rebuild their home. The Muhammad Ali Center donated to the family two autographed items and also proudly hosted the Elite Home’s wrap party to congratulate all the many wonderful workers, sponsors, and volunteers who helped make the

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