Boxing great Muhammad Ali made a rare public appearance in his native Kentucky during a presentation to announce a philanthropic effort.
Ali sat onstage Tuesday at the Lexington Convention Center and received a standing ovation from hundreds attending Alltech's International Health and Nutrition Symposium.
Ali was there to announce a charitable fundraising initiative between Alltech and the Muhammad Ali Center. He sat front and center with his wife Lonnie during the presentation but did not speak.
The Alis have a home in Louisville but primarily live in Arizona because of the climate, Lonnie Ali said.
Alltech President Pearse Lyons pledged the effort would raise at least $500,000 before the Alltech-sponsored World Equestrian Games next year in Lexington.
Ali was also seen at President Barack Obama's inauguration in January. Parkinson's disease has limited his activity.