Wolfville resident hoping to attend Muhammad Ali’s funeral

Wendy Elliott welliott@kingscountynews.ca
Published on June 10, 2016

Jeff Moore

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WOLFVILLE – Wolfville area resident Jeff Moore left Thursday for Louisville, Kentucky for the funeral of the legendary Muhammad Ali.

Moore is hoping to attend the public memorial service at the KFC Yum! Center, which is a multipurpose sports facility. It will take place at 2 p.m. on June 10.

Ali was a life long hero for Moore. The retired co-founder of Just Us Coffee added that he had the time and the airline points to facilitate the memorial trip.

The 15,000 free tickets for the funeral began to be distributed on Wednesday morning and the Ali family has already deplored scalpers selling the tickets.

Ali’s body is currently on display in the Louisville museum named after him. Twelve eulogists representing a variety of world religions will speak at the public memorial service.

For those unable to make it to the memorial service, it will be streamed online.

Did you know?

The six-story, 96,750 square foot Muhammad Ali Museum opened in 2005 at a cost of $80 million.