Third-annual Humanitarian Awards attracts big stars to support M - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Third-annual Humanitarian Awards attracts big stars to support Muhammad Ali Center

Posted: Updated:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Saturday was the third-annual humanitarian awards at the Louisville Marriott Downtown, and the stars were certainly out.

Every year, the goal is honor people who give back. It's also to bring attention to the Muhammad Ali Center and the champ's life.

Awards are given every year to to humanitarians around the world.

But also, six people under the age of 30 are also given an award. 

This year, the Lifetime Achievement Award went to musician Harry Belafonte, the man behind the Grammy Award-winning "We are the World."

Actress Geena Davis received the Humanitarian of the Year Award for her work in gender equality and focus on reducing gender stereotypes in media.

For all in attendance, it was a special night.

"I'm incredibly honored and flattered and a little feeling like things have switched," Davis said. "Like I would much rather be giving Muhammad Ali an award after all that he's done."

Dr. Andrew Moore received the Kentucky Humanitarian Award for his work in making sure the less fortunate have options for outpatient surgeries.

Copyright 2015 WDRB News. All rights reserved.

  • Sign Up for WDRB's Sports Newsletter

    * denotes required fields

    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WDRB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.