Former President Jimmy Carter will headline the first Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards, which will be presented Oct. 3.
Other award recipients will include singers Christina Aguilera and Michael Bolton, officials announced Thursday.
The awards promote achievements in the fight for social justice.
Ali, a former three-time heavyweight champion, will attend the awards, which will be at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville.
Carter will receive the Humanitarian Lifetime Achievement Award. Aguilera will be awarded the Humanitarian of the Year Award, and Bolton was chosen for the Humanitarian Award for Gender Equality.
The winners also include six young adults and teenagers who are being recognized for exemplifying core principles espoused by Ali.
Mark Hogg, founder and CEO of Louisville-based WaterStep, has been selected as the Kentucky Humanitarian of the Year.
Source: Courier Journal