WASHINGTON -- Former Georgetown University men's basketball
player Dikembe Mutombo will receive another honor for his community
service work this week when he is inducted, along with two other
professional sports standouts, into the World Sports Humanitarian
Hall of Fame.
Mutombo, along with NASCAR veteran Kyle Petty and seven-time
Major League Baseball All-Star Edgar Martinez, will be enshrined
for their humanitarian achievements on Wednesday, June 20 at its
annual induction ceremonies in Boise, Idaho.
The Humanitarian Hall of Fame annually inducts individuals who
are world-class in athletic ability, role models in their community
and have a strong record of humanitarian efforts.
"The World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame is honored to
include Kyle Petty, Dikembe Mutombo and Edgar Martinez among its
fraternity of role models," said Larry Maneely, President of the
Board of Directors of the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame.
"As humanitarians and community leaders they represent all that is
good in sport and remind us of the importance of setting positive
examples through community service for our peers and our youth."