Not only will she get to honor some of the most philanthropic people in sports, she’ll also be at the presentation of an award celebrating the legacy of her late father, Muhammad Ali, at the event on July 11 at L.A. LIVE’s The Novo in downtown Los Angeles.Laila Ali Hosts the Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards, Honors Her Father Muhammad AliErnie Els (PGA TOUR), Larry Fitzgerald (NFL’s Arizona Cardinals), Mark Giordano (NHL’s Calgary Flames) and Curtis Granderson (MLB’s New York Mets).Muhammad Ali is not the only late, great to be remembered at the Sports Humanitarian Awards, as ESPN’s own Stuart Scott — who lost his battle with cancer in January 2015 — with the presentation of the ENSPIRE Award.[...] the political landscape in the U.S. has changed a lot since the 2016 Humanitarian Awards — and in an era where there is a slew of negativity on social media and in the news, Ali says it is “nice to celebrate people doing positive things, giving back to the community, doing charitable work … there is a lot of negativity that we can focus on so it’s good to have an event like this to put a smile on people’s faces.”Last year, a total of $785,000 was raised for the Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund, which along with ESPN’s contributions in recognition of the honorees, resulted in a total of $1.7 million distributed to the community.Chicago White Sox (MLB), Memphis Grizzlies (NBA), New York City Football Club (MLS) and San Francisco 49ers (NFL)Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award honorees:WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon, Orlando City Soccer Club and the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality
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