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Thursday, October 04, 2012

Geno to be honored in D.C.

UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma will receive the Special Achievement Award in Sports at the National Italian American Foundation’s 37th Anniversary Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. 

Auriemma will receive the NIAF Special Achievement Award in Sports on October 13, at the Washington Hilton. The black-tie event begins with a 6 p.m. reception followed by dinner and an awards ceremony.

Twelve-time MLB All-Star Mike Piazza, who like Auriemma grew up in Norristown, Pa., will serve as the evening’s master of ceremonies.

Tickets to Saturday’s gala begin at $400 per person.  Proceeds benefit NIAF’s educational programs.  For tickets or sponsor information, contact Jerry Jones at 202/939-3102 or jerry@niaf.org<mailto:jerry@niaf.org>, or register online at www.niaf.org/gala<http://www.niaf.org/gala>.

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