Muhammad Ali launches University of Louisville scholarship

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Muhammad Ali, along with his wife, Lonnie, has made a donation to the University of Louisville baseball team for a scholarship in the legendary boxer’s name.

The university announced Tuesday that the Muhammad Ali Leadership Baseball Scholarship will consist of a $50,000 honorarium the Louisville native will receive, in addition to a $50,000 anonymous matching donation.

According to the news release, eligible players for the Ali scholarship include student-athletes in good academic standing who are active in community service.

Ali’s son, Assad, was a catcher on the baseball team from 2009 through 2012.

The former boxing champion is scheduled Thursday to receive the university’s first Grawemeyer Spirit Award, including a $50,000 honorarium Ali will put toward the scholarship.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

 

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