(NEW YORK, NY, November 30, 2017)— Time Inc.’s SPORTS ILLUSTRATED as we speak introduced that quarterback Colin Kaepernick will obtain the Sports activities Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award. The honour might be introduced at SI’s Sportsperson of the Yr Awards present on December 5 at Barclays Middle in New York, and will probably be televised nationally for the primary time, airing on NBCSN at eight p.m. ET on December eight and on Univision Deportes Community at eight p.m. ET on December 9.
The Sports activities Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award goes annually to an athlete or sports activities determine who embodies the beliefs of sportsmanship, management and philanthropy and makes use of sports activities as a platform to vary the world. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED will function Kaepernick’s charitable efforts in its upcoming Sportsperson of the Yr situation.
“Muhammad Ali’s enduring legacy is constructed across the beliefs of equality and particular person expression and the significance of standing behind one’s beliefs whatever the value,” stated SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Government Editor Stephen Cannella. “There’ll by no means be one other Ali, however few athletes have adopted his instance as absolutely as Colin Kaepernick. On this noisy political and media setting, it’s straightforward to overlook his core message: that each one individuals on this nation need to be handled with dignity, respect and recognition of their civil rights. Too typically that message has been misplaced within the debate over how it’s expressed. Colin has sacrificed a lot within the identify of that message, whilst he has furthered it with vital charitable efforts which are making an actual distinction in communities on the grassroots degree.”
Annually, Lonnie Ali, Muhammad Ali’s widow, consults with SI’s editorial employees within the number of the Legacy Award, and Mrs. Ali will attend the Sports activities Illustrated Sportsperson of the Yr Awards present.
Stated Mrs. Ali: “I’m proud to have the ability to current this yr’s SI Muhammad Ali Legacy Award to Colin Kaepernick for his passionate protection of social justice and civil rights for all individuals. Like Muhammad, Colin is a person who stands on his convictions with confidence and braveness, undaunted by the private sacrifices he has needed to make to have his message heard. He has used his superstar and philanthropy to profit of a few of our most weak group members. I do know the Ali household joins me in congratulating Colin as he receives the 2017 SI Muhammad Ali Legacy Award.”
Kaepernick, who led the San Francisco 49ers to the Tremendous Bowl in 2013, has additionally…