Celebrity Fight Night has announced that Harrison Ford will be honored at Celebrity Fight Night XXIII: Celebrating Ali, a special tribute event taking place on March 18, 2017 at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. I have covered a few of Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night and it is a top of the line star studded event.
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.
The Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night Awards’ main purposes are to recognize leaders in the sports, entertainment and business communities who best represent the qualities associated with the Champ and to more importantly find a cure for Parkinson’s disease.
Celebrity Fight Night has raised $127 million over the past twenty two years benefiting the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, as well as several other worthy charities. The black tie event features a cocktail reception, silent auction, elegant dinner, and exciting live auction including one-of-a-kind luxury items and experiences.
Past award recipients throughout the years have included: Halle Berry, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Howard Schultz, Jennifer Lopez, Steve Martin, Joe Montana, Tony Hawk, Robert De Niro, Kevin Costner, Magic Johnson, Reba McEntire, Michael Bublé, Jim Carrey, Forest Whitaker, Clive Davis, Larry King, Jack Nicklaus, Emmitt Smith, Wayne Gretzky, Michael J. Fox, Michael Phelps, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gennady Golovkin, and Evander Holyfield to name a few.
This year’s event will include a special tribute to the late Muhammad Ali with special words being shared by Billy Crystal, Sharon Stone, and Larry King.
Celebrity Fight Night XXIII will feature on-stage appearances and entertainment by David Foster, Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn, Caroline Campbell, Colbie Caillat, The London Essentials, Mike Love, Brian McKnight, Dennis Quaid, Smokey Robinson, and The Shadowboxers.
Additional expected attendees include Lonnie Ali, Laila Ali, Melissa Peterman, Larry Fitzgerald, Carson Palmer, Earnie Shavers, Nancy Lieberman, Verne Troyer, Michael Carbajal and more.
Harrison Ford will be honored at this year’s event.
Ford has starred in some of the most successful and acclaimed films in cinema history, including the landmark “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones” franchises and a total of eight Best Picture Oscar-nominated movies. Ford has garnered a number of Best Actor award nominations including one Academy Award®, three Golden Globe Awards®, and one BAFTA Award®. Over the course of his illustrious career, Ford has also been repeatedly honored for his contributions to the film industry, including the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Cecil B. DeMille Award, and the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award, in 2000.
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.