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Ali plans humanitarian awards

3 years 8 months 3 weeks ago August 27, 2013 Aug 27, 2013 Tuesday, August 27 2013 August 27, 2013 9:21 AM in Sports
Source: Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - "The Greatest" wants to find more like him. 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 the former heavyweight champion's hometown of Louisville, Ky.

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.

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.

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