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A Gala Celebration with the Stars

Join Mario Andretti, Connie Stevens, Tommy Lasorda, Vic Damone, Cindy Williams, Joely Fisher, and Michael Amante, plus other special guests in a celebration of education, achievement, and Italian culture at the May 25 NELA Gala in Washington, D.C.

A Gala Celebration with the Stars

Join in the celebration of education, achievement, and Italian culture with notable Italian-American celebrities, and other very special guests.

What: The Sons of Italy Foundation®'s (SIF) 12th Annual National Education & Leadership Awards (NELA) Gala

When: May 25, 2000, 7:00-11:15 p.m.

Where: National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

Who: Join Celebrity Honorees and Guests in a Celebration of Italian Culture and Achievement, including:
Racing Legend MARIO ANDRETTI, recipient of the SIF's the National Education & Leadership Award
America's Sweetheart, actress CONNIE STEVENS, recipient of the SIF's Humanitarian Award
"Mr. Baseball" TOMMY LASORDA, the evening's emcee
With Special Performances by:
Crooner VIC DAMONE, as he salutes Frank Sinatra in his final appearance before his Farewell Tour
Rising Star MICHAEL AMANTE, hailed as the Fourth Tenor by Regis Philbin

Also Appearing:
Stage and Screen Actor TONY LO BIANCO, SIF Spokesperson
Stage and Screen Actress CINDY WILLIAMS, of "Laverne and Shirley"
And other very special guests.

Special discount tickets available for dinner and performances. Sponsorship packages also available. For more information, please email Alison M. Torrillo, SIF special projects manager, or call (202) 547-3833.

Media: For information on covering the 12th Annual NELA Gala, please email Diane E. Crespy, SIF communications manager, or call (202) 547-2900.

The Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF) is a private, grant-making institution. All proceeds from the NELA Gala will go to the SIF scholarship fund, medical research and health care, disaster relief, cultural preservation, and other special projects.

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