A non-profit organization launched a fundraising campaign in an attempt to raise enough money to renovate and reopen a museum in the home where Muhammad Ali spent his childhood in Louisville, Kentucky.
The Muhammad Ali Children's Home Museum is trying to raise $ 5,8 million that would be used to build a welcome center and "improve facilities and create community programs, as well as a financial endowment," reported WDRB-TV. citing a press release.
Museum officials hope to raise $ XNUMX million by the end of February and reopen the site in the fall, which pays tribute to the former heavyweight world champion, according to the statement.
The museum was inaugurated in May 2016, but closed its doors the following year due to financial problems.
Ali came to that home with his family when he was five years old and lived there for 15 years.
It was in this hostile scenario that his bicycle was stolen at the age of 12 and he sought to learn boxing techniques to prevent it from happening again.
The rest is known history. He won Olympic gold in Rome 60 and in professional boxing, he won the heavyweight championship three times.