A Celebration of Muhammad Ali's Life
A Special Celebrity Fight Night Returns Saturday, March 18th to Honor Muhammad Ali With Special Guest Billy Crystal and Many Others!
Celebrity Fight Night will benefit the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute as well as other charities
(PHOENIX) Make plans now to be part of a memorable Celebrity Fight Night on Saturday, March 18, 2017 as friends, sports stars, and celebrities from around the globe spend a heart-warming evening paying tribute to The Greatest of All Time, Muhammad Ali.
The 23rd Annual Celebrity Fight Night will dedicate the evening to celebrating and honoring the life and enduring legend of Muhammad Ali. Celebrating Muhammad Ali will be held at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa starting at 6 p.m.
While more celebrities will be announced soon, some of the special friends and celebrities planning to pay tribute in-person so far include Lonnie Ali, Billy Crystal, David Foster, Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn, Colbie Caillat, Larry Fitzgerald, Carson Palmer, Brian McKnight, Dennis Quaid, Smokey Robinson, Mike Love, Evander Holyfield, Larry King, Melissa Peterman, Verne Troyer, Nancy Lieberman, Earnie Shavers, Billy Blanks and many more surprise guests will be making a special appearance.
As part of the evening friends and stars including Billy Crystal, who was like a brother to Muhammad and gave the eulogy at his funeral, will be on-stage sharing their special Muhammad stories and paying tribute.
"We cannot thank everyone at Celebrity Fight Night enough for their continued support this past year," said Lonnie Ali. "Not only did they help us remember and pay our respects to Muhammad during a very difficult time, but to know they will celebrate his life and pay tribute to him at this year's 23rd Annual Celebrity Fight Night on March 18th means the world to us. I know Muhammad will be looking down and smiling that night."
The action-packed evening will also be filled with incredible live auction items including musical performances by many of today's hottest stars and many surprises throughout the evening. Grammy Award-winning leading lady of country music Reba McEntire will emcee the evening for the eleventh year, and 16-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer, David Foster, will serve as Musical Director for his 18th year. As with previous years, Celebrity Fight Night 2017 will benefit the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute, as well as other charities.
"We miss Muhammad more every day. He was our friend, our hero and because of his contributions and time over the years, Celebrity Fight Night has been able to raise more than $20 million for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute and many other wonderful causes during its 23 year history," said Jimmy Walker, founder of Celebrity Fight Night. "That is why we want to dedicate this special evening to celebrating The Champ."
Individual tickets for Celebrity Fight Night start at $1,500 - $5,000. To purchase tickets or get more information please visit www.celebrityfightnight.org or call (602) 956-1121.
For additional information or to obtain press credentials for the event, please contact Jennifer Parks at Rose+Moser+Allyn Public and Online Relations at Jparks@RoseMoserAllynPR.com or by calling 480.495.3806.
About Celebrity Fight Night
Celebrity Fight Night Foundation is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1994 by long-time Arizona resident and businessman Jimmy Walker to support the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, as well as numerous other charities. Each year, Celebrity Fight Night attracts first class celebrities from the sports and entertainment worlds. Recognized as one of the nation's elite charity events, this power-packed evening leaves a lasting impression on attendees and provides significant dollars for various charities.