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
Featuring fascinating photos of Muhammad Ali at the pinnacle of his career, this special exhibition offered an intimate look at the Louisville icon through the lens of internationally acclaimed photographer Sonia Katchian. A select collection of 41 photos were chosen for the exhibit from Sonia’s thousands of Ali images.
A special presentation by The Medium of Tibet’s Chief State Oracle, Venerable Thupten Ngodup, drew around 600 guests to the Ali Center. The Venerable Ngodup shared his views on global warming and personal responsibility during a 2.5 hour presentation and then answered questions from the audience. He also provided the
The Muhammad Ali Center, along with the Louisville Metro Ofﬁce for International Affairs and the Center for Interfaith Relations, were organizing sponsors of this exciting collaborative concert event. “Roads to You” brought 25 world class musicians to Louisville from over 18 countries around the globe in a grassroots effort to
Guests from 21 states and 6 countries visited the Ali Center to experience a round-by-round replay of the famous “Rumble in the Jungle” Ali versus Foreman ﬁght in Kinshasa, Zaire. The event, which was a fundraiser for the Center, featured special guests Muhammad and Lonnie Ali, as well as commentary
The Muhammad Ali Center, along with Catholic Charities and the Metro Louisville’s Ofﬁce of International Affairs, co-sponsored this remarkably candid and affecting photo essay of 49 images taken in the Darfur region of Sudan. These photos were loaned to the Center from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).
The Muhammad Ali Center has hosted naturalization ceremonies every February since 2007. During the ceremony, participants take the Oath of Allegiance, which ofﬁcially completes the process of citizenship. We estimate that, over the years, approximately over 3500 people have become citizens of the United States in the Center.
In June 2001 the Ford Motor Company Fund announced their donation of $5 million to the Muhammad Ali Center for its capital campaign. In 2006, the Muhammad Ali Center repaid their generosity with a UAW/Ford Appreciation weekend in gratitude for the hard work and dedication shown by over 15,000 employees