Stephen: John Cena awarded SI Ali Legacy for charity work
John Cena will receive the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award for his commitment to philanthropy. “I am truly thrilled to receive Sports Illustrated’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award,” Cena says of the honor. “Ali’s commitment to helping others, his dedication to the sport and his generous spirit are incomparable and he was a role model to us all. To be linked with him in any way is an honor that means so much to me.” The 16-time WWE champion works closely with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and has granted nearly 600 wishes for children with life threatening illnesses. He will be recognized at SI’s Sportsperson of the Year event, which takes place on December 11 at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Los Angeles.