FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – February 8, 2003 was a night Komet hockey fans will never forget as Muhammad Ali thrilled the crowd of 10,503 at War Memorial Coliseum that evening.

Ali was in the Summit City as a special guest to help raise money for children fighting life-threatening disease by way of the Three Rivers Literacy Alliance and Camp Watcha-Wanna-Do of Northern Indiana.

As you can see in the video, the champ displayed his famous “Ali Shuffle,” shook hands with players, dropped the ceremonial puck, and even knocked out Komets mascot Icy D. Eagle.

That night’s game against Kalamazoo took a backseat to seeing “The Greatest” in the Summit City.

Ali passed away Saturday at 12:10 a.m. He was 74 years old.