38th Annual Induction & Awards Gala

A special heartfelt thank you to all of those who attended and participated in our 38th Annual Induction & Awards Gala, especially our sponsors, inductees and honorees.  This year was a tremendous success!

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Ted Pecora

Dear NIASHF friend qualifies for Senior Open

CHICAGO (July 8, 2014) – Ted Pecora, a longtime friend and supporter of the NIASHF, has qualified for the United States Senior Open, which takes place at Oak Tree National in Edmond, Oklahoma.  Ted, a past Chairman of the NIASHF’s annual Tommy Lasorda Golf Outing is a resident of Glencoe, IL. He qualified for the prestigious USGA tournament as […]

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War hero and NIASHF Inductee passes away

CHICAGO, IL (July 3, 2014) – Louis Silvie Zamperini, a member of the 1936 Olympic track team, National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame inductee, and most notably a Japanese prisoner of war survivor, has died . He was 97 years old. The NIASHF sends its deepest condolences to the Zamperini family, and mourns the […]

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Chris Algieri holding his WBO Light Welterweight Championship belt

Discipline: A Champion’s Necessity

CHICAGO (June 30th, 2014) – June 14th was a night to remember at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY for fighter Chris Algieri. The Italian American Huntington, NY native was undefeated, a perfect 19-0, and was challenging the WBO Light Welterweight Champion, Ruslan Provodnikov, for the right to his world title. This was the biggest fight […]

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Chris Algieri

Algieri becomes the 65th Italian American boxer to hold a world title

CHICAGO, IL (June, 17 2014) – In what has been dubbed a shocking upset, Junior Welterweight boxer Chris Algieri defeated Ruslan Provodnikov to claim the 140 – pound WBO Junior Welterweight World Title Saturday, June 15th. The 30-year-old former kick boxer, and Long Island, native won the fight with a split decision over reigning title […]

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