Ali Center Apppoints New CEO

The Muhammad Ali Center has announced that Donald Lassere will be its new president and CEO effective May 14. Lassere has most recently served as senior vice president of Scholarship America, an education assistance program based in Minnesota. “Muhammad and I are grateful and excited to welcome Donald as the new CEO of the Muhammad… Continue reading Ali Center Apppoints New CEO

Muhammad Ali 70th Birthday Celebration Underway

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali turns 70 Tuesday, and a public celebration is underway at the Ali Center in downtown Louisville. “We have a jam-packed weeklong lineup of activities for the community, many of which are free or discounted,” said center spokeswoman Jeanie Kahnke. Several films about the Louisville native’s life and career will be screened… Continue reading Muhammad Ali 70th Birthday Celebration Underway

Ali Birthday Celebrations Begin This Weekend

More than 300 people, including notables from the fields of entertainment, sports and politics, will take part in a fundraising gala tomorrow night to mark Muhammad Ali’s 70th birthday. The guest list for the $1,000 per plate private dinner at the Ali Center includes the boxing legend’s longtime trainer, Angelo Dundee, musician John Mellencamp and… Continue reading Ali Birthday Celebrations Begin This Weekend

Ali Center To Host Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit Through February

The traveling display was put together by Nicholasville resident Ron Spriggs. The Air Force veteran thought the Air Force Museum’s Tuskegee Airmen display did not do the troops justice. He began building a collection of artifacts for his own display, and Margaret Plattner with the Department of Veterans Affairs says most of them have been brought to Louisville.

Student Leadership Program Receives Federal Money

by Stephanie Crosby Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville today delivered a check for $95,000 to the Muhammad Ali Center for a student exchange program. Yarmuth secured the funds from the Labor-Health and Human Services-Education Appropriations Act. It’s to support the Muhammad Ali Center Council of Students and the leadership programs there. Lyla Wasz-Piper is a… Continue reading Student Leadership Program Receives Federal Money

Ali Center Celebrates The Champ's Birthday

The Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville is holding a birthday celebration today in honor of Ali’s 68th’s birthday. Spokesperson Jeanie Kahnke says they’re offering free admission and extended hours from ten to five. She says they’re showing a documentary called “Facing Ali” at 2:30. “Facing Ali is about different opponents Muhammad has had in his… Continue reading Ali Center Celebrates The Champ's Birthday