Muhammad Ali’s foundation announced the final list of humanitarian award winners on Thursday. Recipients of the inaugural Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards included Afghan women’s soccer team captain and former President Jimmy Carter and singers Christina Aguilera and Michael Bolton.
The ceremony was organized in Lousville, Kentucky, the birth place of Muhammad Ali Clay, and was attended by nearly 700 people, who were watching photos on a large screen that showed Ali with world and religious leaders and children.
Receipants of the awards included six young leaders from various countries, including three receipants from United States, one from Afghanistan, one from Uganda and one receipant from India.
Afghan women’s soccer team captain was honored for her activities in the field of soccer for women in Afghanistan, and her role for introducing the women’s soccer in Afghanistan and outside the country.