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Olympic ice dance champs Davis/White to be honored


NEW YORK (AP) Olympic ice dance champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White will be honored in April by Figure Skating in Harlem.

Also recognized by the inner city skating organization will be actress Cicely Tyson.

Davis-White, who won gold at the 2014 Sochi Games, will be hailed for their long-term service to figure skating. Tyson will be honored for her role as an activist.

A benefit dinner will be held April 11 featuring Scott Hamilton and wife Tracie, and Michelle Kwan as honorary chairs. Singer Mary Wilson of The Supremes will again host the event.

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Other skaters scheduled to celebrate Figure Skating in Harlem's education, health, and leadership programs for underserved girls will be Olympic champions Evan Lysacek and Sarah Hughes, plus Sasha Cohen, Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto, Paul Wylie, Tim Goebel, JoJo Starbuck, and 2016 U.S. champions Maia and Alex Shibutani (ice dance), and Adam Rippon.