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Sport Wheaties Launches Muhammed Ali Commemorative Box to Celebrate 100th Anniversary

19:06  11 june  2021
19:06  11 june  2021 Source:   si.com

Wheaties celebrates 100th birthday with Muhammad Ali on commemorative box

  Wheaties celebrates 100th birthday with Muhammad Ali on commemorative box Wheaties is turning 100 years old this year. To celebrate, the General Mills cereal known for depicting athletes on the box is featuring Muhammad Ali.This collectible box will be the first in a multi-part series, launching throughout the centennial year and featuring instantly recognizable champions who have previously graced the Wheaties box and shaped sports culture.

Arguably the greatest athlete in American history will be featured on the latest box of Wheaties.

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Wheaties will celebrate its 100th anniversary by making boxing legend Muhammed Ali its latest cover athlete.

Ali's turn on the Wheaties Box will be part of the cereal's limited-edition Century Box Series. Ali is one of the numerous historic athletes who will grace the Wheaties cover over the next year.

"No one was quite like Muhammad Ali. Beyond his unrivaled prowess in the boxing ring, he was also an agent for social change, racial justice, and is remembered as a civil rights icon,” Wheaties brand manager Taylor Gessell said in a statement. “We are proud to launch our commemorative series by honoring the valiant legacy of Muhammad Ali: The Greatest of All Time.”

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Ali isn't the first civil-rights hero to be featured on the Wheaties cover. Former Olympic gold medalist Tommy Smith was featured on the Wheaties box in January, with one side of the box commemorating his raised right fist on the podium at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.

“As a world champion, I always wanted to be on a Wheaties box,” Smith said in a statement. “To now be recognized by Wheaties and selected to grace the cover of their box, in the class with other great champion athletes, is an honor.”

The new Ali Wheaties box will be available at grocery stores across the country throughout the summer.

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If no action is taken, we are, in effect, sentencing them to death at the hands of the Taliban.           What the U.S. must do is clear: We need to evacuate our interpreters, as well as other key Afghan partners and family members threatened by the Taliban. And if we can’t do that by our September 11 withdrawal deadline, then our withdrawal will not be complete.Ali spent three years trying to get his U.S. visa. He had to gather letters of recommendation from past supervisors, submit to interviews, and undergo a medical evaluation.

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