|The Italian Board of Guardians, honored Louis Neglia in May of 2005. This is one of the largest Italian National Organizations, and has been providing service to the community for over 69 years. The Organization was founded in 1936.
Sensei was honored, and received the "Leadership and Sports Award" on May 18, 2005 at Russo's on the Bay, in New York.
Past recipients of the award were Joe Piscapo, Tommy LaSorda, Mario Cuomo, and Ben Gazara.
This award is presented to Italians who have become extremely successful in life or career.
Sensei received 6 leadership and award plaques, along with citations and proclamations from N.Y. State Senators, Congressmen, Assemblymen, the Governor, the Mayor, and the Italian Board of Guardian Organization.