Posted by azhttp on January 23, 2009
Famous People – Kurt Warner
Kurt Warner to Receive Muhammad Ali Sports Leadership Award
Two-time NFL MVP will be honored at 15th Annual Celebrity Fight Night
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Celebrity Fight Night, one of the nation’s elite charity events, announced today former MVP and current NFL Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl quarterback Kurt Warner will be honored with the Muhammad Ali Sports Leadership Award at the 15th annual gala on Saturday, March 28 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona
“We are thrilled to recognize Kurt Warner with this award given his outstanding accomplishments over the years and his veteran leadership,” said Jimmy Walker, Founder and Chairman of Celebrity Fight Night. “We wish Kurt Warner and the Cardinals the best of luck in the playoffs!”
For the first time since 1947, the Cardinals won a post-season home game this past week, and fans are on the edge of their seats awaiting the upcoming playoff game against the Carolina Panthers on Saturday.
Warner will be joined by Olympian Michael Phelps, who will be presented with the Muhammad Ali Sports Achievement Award. The evening will be emceed by Reba McEntire with Jon Bon Jovi serving as the headline entertainer.
The Celebrity Fight Night Foundation established The Muhammad Ali Awards as a way to acknowledge leaders in the sports, business and/or entertainment communities who best represent the qualities associated with the Champ and his fight to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. In recent years, Kevin Costner, Reba McEntire, LaDainian Tomlinson, Clive Davis, Donald Trump, Steve Nash, John Elway, Sharon Stone, Robin Williams, Jim Carrey, Magic Johnson, Tony Hawk, Billy Crystal, Michael J. Fox, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chevy Chase, Jack Nicklaus, Wayne Gretzky, Joe Montana, Barry Bonds, Emmitt Smith, Evander Holyfield, Chris Evert, and Jerry Colangelo have received these awards. Additional award recipients have included Randy Johnson, Curt Schilling, Luis Gonzalez, Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, and Bob Emfield and Tony Margolis, Founders of Tommy Bahama. Each year dozens of celebrity guests attend the event that has raised more than $52 million dollars in 14 years.
Individual tickets range from $1,500 to $5,000 each. For reservations, please call (602) 956-1121.
About Celebrity Fight Night
Celebrity Fight Night Foundation is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1994 by Jimmy Walker to support the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, as well as numerous other charities. Sponsoring this year’s event are CA, US Airways and Verve! Energy Drink.