Ali Center to host humanitarian awards night

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Boxing great Muhammad Ali wants to recognize some of the greatest humanitarians around the world.

The first-ever Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards will be presented Oct. 3 in Louisville, Ky. - the former heavyweight champion's hometown.

The Muhammad Ali Center said Tuesday that six awards will honor people ages 35 and under for making significant contributions for peace, social justice and other humanitarian causes. Those awards will be given for exemplifying six core principles - confidence, conviction, dedication, giving, respect and spirituality.

There will also be a Humanitarian of the Year Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award and a Kentucky Humanitarian of the Year Award.

Ali and his wife, Lonnie, are members of the selection committee.

The Ali Center says award presenters will include people who've achieved greatness and worked for social change.


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