The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame has a stellar crop of inductees and honorees on tap for its 41st annual gala on Nov. 3 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. (312-226-5566) The NIASHF Class of 2018 includes Gina Carano, Rocco B. Commisso, Joe Girardi and Gene Pingatore. Perry Mandera will be honored as the Sportsman of the Year. The progra...

The second annual Bocce Tournament and Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Peppertown Park on October 6, where Berkeley Heights newest Bocce Champions will be crowned. In the spirit of the Italian Heritage of Peppertown Park, come join us for a day of Bocce, Italian food, fun and games including corn hole and a 50/50.  All proceeds of t...

Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Italia-America Bocce Club, 2210 Marconi Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110. Attend Event. Get single seat tickets or SAVE and purchase a whole table! Recognizing: Grand Marshal - Robert A Bergamini, MD. Spirit Of Columbus Award - Dorothy Bartoni Join us for unlimited wine and a true taste of The Hill with...

We are honored to announce our 2018 Italian American Baseball Foundation award recipients. John Franco – ‘2018 Guest of Honor” and Jon Morosi – “2018 IABF Baseball Executive”. Both men will be honored at our 2018 IABF Gala Dinner on Thursday December 6, 2018 at Carmine & Sons Restaurant in Brooklyn https://iabf.foundation/3rd-annual-iabf-fundraisin...

The Chicago Blackhawks will celebrate Italian Heritage with a special ticket offer for the Oct. 18 game against the Arizona Coyotes. Fans who purchase tickets through ChicagoBlackHawks.com/Italian will receive an Italian-themed Blackhawks hat while supplies last. All those who purchase through the offer will be eligible for game-day perks that incl...

Villa Cesare in Schererville will host an indoor bocce league starting Oct. 4. Open to all levels of skill and experience, the league will convene at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday for seven weeks. Two games will be played each night, with a single elimination playoff in Week 7. Teams of four play each game, but more than four members are allowed on the r...

A sport first created in Italy more than 20 years ago is making its way to Columbia County. The Association of Baseball for the Blind has been helping visually challenged individuals gain a love for baseball for decades and Don Landolphi wants to increase the number of people that the organization can reach by bringing it to upstate New York. In bl...

Gene Pingatore still can’t quite believe that in November he’ll be among the inductees into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. “I am totally honored and extremely humbled,” he says. “When you think about it, I’m a high school coach. And here I go to the hall of fame with all my heroes who are there — Joe DiMaggio, Rocky Marciano. It...

Italian-born sharpshooting forward Nicolo Melli has reportedly received interest from the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks. After taking home All Euroleague 2nd Team honors in 2017, there were reportedly several teams interested in signing the 6-foot-8 forward. He declined an offer from the Hawks last season. Atlanta was also interested back in...

"My name is Gregorio Leonardo." The way that name rolls off of Topeka High kicker Gregorio Leonardo's tongue is effortless. It's almost as effortless as how the Italian foreign exchange student caught the eye of Trojan head football coach Walt Alexander. "I saw potential with him in the hallway, before I had ever seen him kick," Alexander said. "Ju...