GPSA Locations

GPSA Office
P.O. Box 413
Pueblo, CO 81002

Massari Arena
Colo State Univ.- Pueblo
Pueblo, CO 81007

Hall of Fame Wall
Thatcher Building (Main Floor)
5th and Main
Pueblo, CO 81003

Top Panel
Tuesday, 20 February 2018

GPSA Meetings

Below is a list of remaining meetings dates for the GPSA during the 2018 calendar year. All meeting held on the third Monday from Jan. to May and Aug. through Nov. in the GPSA at Massari Arena. Dates are subject to change if necessary.

Feb. 19 Mar. 19 Apr. 16 May 21
Aug. 20 Sept. 17 Oct. 15


Application Deadline

The deadline for nominations each year is Aug. 1.  The 2018 Banquet is tentatively set for Wednesday, Nov. 14. Go to the Application Tab above to download and fill out an application today.

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John A. Salas

High School: Attended Pueblo South H.S., graduating in 1967...Salas was a fixture at shortstop on the Colts baseball team for four seasons (1963-67)

College: Went to the University of Southern Colorado (now CSU-Pueblo), where he graduated in 1972... John was a four year letterman (1968-72) on the baseball team for the Indians, patrolling shortstop.

After College: Salas participated for two seasons (1969-71) with the Pueblo Diablos, manning shortstop.

Coaching Background: John coached Little League    baseball for one year in Pueblo from 1969-70

1978: As a Journalist for the Pueblo Chieftain came up with the idea of “The Spring Runoff”. He initiated and helped organize the first race which is now an annual event and celebrated its 29th year in March of 2007.
1991: Tournament Coordinator for the Babe Ruth Bambino World Series. Broke records for attendance and the tournament was considered one of the most successful and exciting events in Pueblo baseball.
1993: Instrumental in bringing baseball back to USC. He was a member of the “Search and Screen Committee” designed to find a baseball coach for the newly revived baseball program (Baseball was discontinued in 1985 and was re-established in the 1993-94 School year).
1993: Initiated the "Rendezvous" an alumni reunion. This has become an annual fund raising opportunity for USC/CSU-Pueblo baseball. The event celebrated its 14th year in October 2007).
1993: Helped initiate the idea of a winter baseball facility. USC/CSU and the State Fair joined forces to open a baseball academy with the idea of leveling the playing field for Pueblo youth with those from warm weathered states.
1997: John was named General Manager of the Chieftain semi-pro baseball team. This is the first year semi-pro baseball returned to Pueblo.
2004: John was named to the USC/CSU “Diamond of Fame”. He still holds the record for sacrifice bunts in a season.

Professional Affiliations:
    1991:  Board Member of the Latino Chamber of Commerce.
    1998:  Appointed to a four year term on the Board of Planning and Zoning Commission.
    2003:  Project Chairman for the first city-wide, Common Chords multi-faith choral concert, now an annual event.
Achievements and Related Activities:        
    -  Actively a Runyon Board Member
    -  CSU Baseball Alumni supporter, actively as well as financially.
    -  On occasion, still throws batting practice at the CSU winter facility and at CSU practices.
    -  On-going financial supporter of Pueblo youth sports, hockey, baseball, softball - girls, basketball, football, 4-H.

Occupation: John worked as a Journalist for 19 years at the Pueblo Chieftain.    
Personal:  Lives in Pueblo.


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