Mutombo, Petty, Martinez to join Humanitarian Hall of Fame

Updated: June 20, 2007, 7:51 AM ET
Associated Press

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."

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