John with Chuck LiddellLast March I had the once in a lifetime opportunity to attend Celebrity Fight Night XII. This tremendous charity event honors one of the most transcendent athletes of our time, Muhammad Ali, and raises money and awareness for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center. The event, which brings celebrities together from all over the country to honor Ali, is an evening filled with live musical performances, an awards presentation and is capped off by a Live Auction.

According to Celebrity Fight Night organizers, more than $38 million has been raised to help the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute in the event’s twelve-year history. In addition, many other organizations have been helped due to the amazing kindness of their supporters.

I was truly honored to have been able to attend this incredible event and cannot express how much it meant to me to be there. In addition to meeting some amazing people, the highlight of the night was getting the chance to meet the man himself, Muhammad Ali.

Below are a few photos showcasing this amazing night.


Country music legend Reba McEntire was the host of event and also performed.