John Cena to be honoured with Mohammad Ali legacy award

Last Updated: Nov 30 2018 15:17

WRESTLING- Wrestler turned actor John Cena will be honoured with Muhammad Ali Legacy Award next month in recognition of his philanthropy work.

Sports Illustrated will honour John Cena with the award for his efforts with Make-A-Wish Foundation, where he “has granted nearly 600 wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses, more than anyone else involved with the organization.”

John Cena thanked SI for choosing him for the award. He tweeted, “To be considered part of Muhammad Ali’s legacy and be added to this incredible list of athletes is something I never dreamed could be possible. Thank you for this honor, I’ll do my best to live up to its reputation.”

Past recipients of the award include Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jack Nicklaus and Colin Kaepernick.