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Ali, Athletes & Community (2022)



Genre: Panel

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2022-01-20

Duration: 00:58:30

Subjects: Ali, Muhammad, 1942-2016 | Sports | Philanthropists


  • Brown, Ro Moderator
  • Mainieri, Paul Speaker
  • Blumberg, Ivan Speaker
  • Fontenot, Jeremy Speaker
  • Kahnke, Jeanie Speaker


This program features Ro Brown moderating a virtual panel discussion on the philanthropic and humanitarian legacy of Muhammad Ali. The panelists are: Paul Mainieri, former LSU baseball coach; Ivan Blumberg of Athletes for Hope; Jeremy Fontenot, the women’s soccer coach at Southern University; and Jeanie Kahnke of the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky. They discuss: their memories of Ali; encouraging young athletes to get involved in their communities; college athletes as role models; the exhibits at the Ali Center; the legacy of tennis player Arthur Ashe; the possible impact of NIL (name, image, and likeness) on the philanthropy of college athletes; and Ali’s legacy.