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Local kids celebrate the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kids of all ages spent the day exploring new activities and exchanging ideas with peers at the first ever "I Am Ali" Festival.

It's an event for the kids of Louisville and the turnout was quite impressive.

The mayor's office only had a few days to organize this historic celebration.

"We want kids to understand that, yeah, he was a great athlete, but first and foremost he was a man of confidence and conviction, spirituality, giving, dedication. That was his message to everybody later in life," said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.

Parents watched over their kids with pride as the younger generation begins to understand just what Ali meant to the world.

These are precious moments for families bonding over "The Champ."

"We are very grateful for Muhammad Ali's contributions, and I want my kids to be able to remember that, so this is why we're here," said local mom Dorothy Owens.

"Be the best you can be, never give up and always stand up for what you believe in." The boxer's inspirational words resonated with the youth reminding them that anything is possible.

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