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 (Download the application HERE).

33rd Annual Louisiana American Italian

Sports Hall of Fame Gala

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Cocktails and Silent Auction at 5:00

Dinner at 6:00

St. Charles Room, the New Orleans Hilton Riverside Hotel

National Honoree: Franco Harris
Louis Prima Arts & Entertainment Award: Bobby Rydell
Honorary Chairperson: Elizabeth Schiro Parent
Local Inductees: Anthony Chimento, Lou Carboni, Louis Cascio
Buddy “D” Media Award: Matt Moscona
Louisiana Woman of the Year Award: Mary Perrin
American Veteran Award: Salvador Anselmo
Dr. John Adriani Medical Award: TBA
Joseph Maselli Heritage Award: George Randazzo
Joseph I. Giarrusso Civic Award: Robert Bruno

Hotel: Hilton Riverside reservations department (504) 584-3999, be sure to inform them of the Group Code “AIS” – American Italian Sports Hall of Fame

Tickets: Gold seating: $225 per person, Silver Seating: $175 per person, AICC Member seating: $150 per person. Reserved tables can seat 8 or 10 persons.


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