At a November 7, 2015 ceremony to be held at the InterContinental Hotel in Chicago, casting legend Joan Wulff will be inducted to the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
Read more in the press release below.
Joan Salvato Wulff to be honored by National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame
Chicago, IL (October 2, 2015) – The Induction Committee of the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (NIASHF) announced the inductees for the Class of 2015, which include The First Lady of Fly Fishing, Joan Salvato Wulff, Eight Time NHL All-Star & Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, Mike Modano, Legendary NASCAR Perennial Contender & Winner Tom “Tiger” Pistone, Founding President of the Montreal Impact & first NIASHF International Inductee Joey Saputo and posthumously Nat Rosasco former owner of Northwestern Golf.
University of Oregon Track & Field Champion and member of the 2016 USA Olympic Team, Jenna Prandini will receive the organization’s Athlete of the Year Award. The final award will be given to Managing Partner of Gibson’s Steakhouse, John Colletti who will be honored as the 2015 Sportsman of the Year.
This year’s induction ceremony marks the organization’s 38th Anniversary and will take place on November 7, 2015 at a dinner, emceed by Future MLB Hall of Famer Mike Piazza & New York Mets Radio Announcer Wayne Randazzo, that celebrates the organization’s traditions and culture. The induction ceremony, chaired by Richard Parrillo Sr of United Automobile Insurance Company, Steve Lombardo of Gibson’s Steakhouse, Enrico J. Mirabelli of Beermann Pritikin Mirabelli Swerdlove LLP & Eduardo Greco of Greco & Sons, will be held at the InterContinental Hotel on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, Illinois.
Tickets and advertisement opportunities are available and can be purchased by calling the organization at 312-226-5566 or at www.niashf.org
The NIASHF annually inducts Italian American athletes that have not only succeeded in sport, but in life. These world-class sports figures represent the NIASHF ideals and its values of Family, Friends, Faith, and Community.
About The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame
The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to preserving honorable values through sport. Founded in 1977 by George Randazzo, the Hall of Fame will have 242 inductees including the class of 2013. The organization was founded on the values of Family, Friends, Faith, and Community and has been committed to providing support to students and youth of all backgrounds through its scholarship, Second Wind, and A Level Playing Field programs. The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame is located in Chicago’s famed Little Italy neighborhood, at 1431 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60607. For more information on the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, including the full list of inductees and ways in which you can support it, please visit www.niashf.org.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame
1431 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60607