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Muhammad Ali to be honored with U of L's inaugural Grawemeyer Spirit Award

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) --  The University of Louisville will honor boxing legend Muhammad Ali with the inaugural Grawemeyer Spirit Award.

Ali, a Louisville native, will be honored during a free ceremony that will be open to the public, according to a press release issued on Tuesday.

The prize will be presented as part of the 30th annual Grawemeyer Awards.

“The Grawemeyer Spirit Award recognizes an individual whose beliefs, actions and worldwide impact are in accord with Charles Grawemeyer’s reason for creating the awards program that bears his name,” said U of L President James Ramsey in a release. “This award recognizes those who, in Charlie Grawemeyer’s own words, ‘make the world a better place.’ I think he would be very pleased that we are honoring Mr. Ali’s lifetime achievements.” 

The ceremony is scheduled to happen on Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. at the Louisville Palace.

The press release states that Ali and his wife, Lonnie, will attend the ceremony.

Tickets for the ceremony are free, but must be reserved by Sept. 1. Click here for more information or call 502-852-6571.

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