Sr. Elaine DesRosiers recounts her memory of meeting Muhammad Ali:
In 1959, I was principal of the new Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Louisville, KY. At that time, schools could get maps and globes by redeeming Pepsi Cola bottle caps. (Remember when soda came in bottles?) I was also a Saturday student at Nazareth College (now Spalding University); and all the Dominican Sisters studying there would bring me little bags of bottle caps for the school. One Saturday, a handsome young man who was sweeping the floor offered to collect bottle caps from the Nazareth Pepsi machines for me. Every Saturday afterward he brought me a bag of bottle caps.