The American Italian Renaissance Foundation hosts an annual gala event to celebrate local and national Italian Americans. Each year 2-4 locals are inducted into the Louisiana American Italian Sports Hall of Fame and a national athlete is honored. The AIRF also honors local Italian Americans who have made a contribution to the community in the arts, civics, medical field, and more! At the gala, local high school seniors are awarded scholarships Scholarship application will be available Fall 2019.

35th Annual Louisiana American Italian

Sports Hall of Fame Gala

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Cocktails and Silent Auction at 5:00

Dinner at 6:00

National Honoree: TBA
Louis Prima Arts & Entertainment Award: TBA
Honorary Chairperson: TBA
Local Inductees: TBA
Buddy “D” Media Award: TBA
American Veteran Award: TBA
Dr. John Adriani Medical Award: TBA
Joseph Maselli Heritage Award: TBA
Joseph I. Giarrusso Civic Award: TBA

Tickets: TBA

If you are interested in sponsoring the Gala or donating to the silent auction please call our office: 504-522-7294 or email the AICC:

Know a deserving Italian American? Nominate them for an award today!

The Louisiana American Italian Sports Hall of Fame Committee will meet to select our 2020 honorees & awardees in Fall 2019. If you would like to nominate someone for an award, please fill out THIS FORM and email it to or mail to American Italian Cultural Center ATTN: LAISHF Committee (537 S Peters St., New Orleans, LA 70130).

The deadline to submit a nomination is September 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm.