John Cena will get the Games Exemplify Muhammad Ali Legacy Award to pay tribute to his initiative as a donor.
Cena, 41, is a 16-time WWE champion, however his effect is felt most outside of the ring. He works intimately with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and has conceded almost 600 wishes for kids with dangerous sicknesses, more than any other person required with the association. Cena additionally advocates for bosom malignancy mindfulness and early identification.
“I am really excited to get Sports Illustrated’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award,” Cena said. “Ali’s duty to helping other people, his commitment to the game and his liberal soul are exceptional and he was a good example to all of us. To be connected with him in any capacity is a respect that implies such a great amount to me.”
Sports Illustrated Executive Editor Stephen Cannella, who chose Cena for the honor alongside other SI editors, said the wrestler was chosen dependent on his promise to magnanimity.
“From his unparalleled work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to his help for an extensive variety of makes running from activism for military families malignant growth investigate, John has made individual effort and liberality of time and soul his calling cards,” said Sports Illustrated Executive Editor Stephen Cannella. “He may very well be the most altruistic individual in games, and his commitment to generosity lavishly mirrors the soul of the Ali Legacy Award.”
The Legacy Award was made in 2008 and renamed after Ali in 2015 in acknowledgment of his decades as a boxing legend, social liberties extremist and symbol. Past beneficiaries incorporate Colin Kaepernick, Jack Nicklaus, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Brown and Earvin “Enchantment” Johnson.
The honor introduction will occur at SI’s Sportsperson of the Year occasion on Dec. 11 at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Los Angeles.