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Muhammad Ali awards to honor humanitarian efforts

August 27, 2013

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (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 the former heavyweight champion’s Kentucky 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.

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.