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39th Annual Induction and Awards Gala

39th Annual Induction and Awards Gala The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce inductees and honorees for the 39th Annual Induction & Awards Gala to take place at a dinner on Saturday, November 12, at the Westin Chicago River North. The program will be emceed by 2016 Baseball Hall of […]

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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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