ATLANTA, GEORGIA- October 6, 2011- It is with great honor and exceeding esteem that through a partnership with Rahaman Ali, Youth of Honor presents the Muhammad Ali ‘Champion of Peace’ commemorative print which honors the legacy of Muhammad Ali, the greatest boxer of all time, and his humanitarian efforts to invoke peace throughout the world.
“I am proud to be able to paint this picture of my brother. He is my idol and one of my best friends in the whole world.” stated Rahaman Ali.
This commemorative print is a true Collector’s Series Edition that will continue to accrue in market value around the world and as a personal family heirloom. This is a one-time public offering which allows you to own this historic piece while knowing a portion of your purchase supports the Youth of Honor Be A Giant program.
“I am elated to have this friendship and partnership with Rahaman Ali, my hero’s brother, and it’s a true pleasure to share Rahaman’s artistic talent with our supporters, stated Ron Brashear- founder and president of Youth of Honor.
Each print is 14″X11″ and fits perfectly into a 11″x14″ frame or can be matted to a 16″x20” print so you can easily frame it and proudly display it. We encourage you to order your print today before they forever become a historic collector’s piece. The print(s) can be ordered on-line at www.youthofhonor.org/aliprint.html .
About Rahaman Ali.
Rahaman Ali (born Rudolph Valentino Clay) is the son of Odessa Clay and Cassius Clay Sr. and younger brother of Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali). Rahaman and Muhammad started boxing in a Louisville, Kentucky amateur boxing league. While his brother went to the 1960 Olympics , Rahaman did not and remained amateur until February 25, 1964, the night his brother won one of his heavyweight titles over Sonny Liston. As a professional boxer Rahaman won 14 matches, lost 3, and had one draw. In his career he knocked out seven opponents and was only knocked out once. After back to back losses ending with Rahaman being knocked out by Jack O’Halloran he retired from professional boxing. Rahaman learned to paint by watching his father (Cassius Clay Sr.) do artwork.
About Youth of Honor
Established in 2006 and based in Atlanta, Georgia, the Youth of Honor Foundation?s mission is to assist troubled and ?at-risk? youth around the world in achieving greatness in life through education and life skills enrichment training. Through their ?Personal You-Turn? program, which is targeted at incarcerated youth in state-run youth detention centers, the Youth of Honor team has reached over 2,500 youth while providing them with a blueprint to bouncing back in life and achieving success in their community.
In 2009, the Youth of Honor Foundation launched its ?Be A Giant? campaign in an effort to assist youth become giants in life through five interrelated growth areas. To date, this program has been brought to nearly 2,000 youth who have all pledged to be giants in life and continue to strive to avoid poor decision making and the negative consequences that may follow.