GPSA Locations

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

GPSA Room
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
Saturday, 25 November 2017

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.

Jan. 15 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 Arellano

Occupation: Worked for 36 years at the Colorado Fuel and Iron (C.F.& I) and 29 years as the Director of Fulton Heights Recreation Program.

Contributor: Arellano was born to immigrants from Mexico and grew up in the barrio of "Salao" or Salt Creek - A community of poor, Mexican immigrants. John grew up in the Depression Years and the children were forced to create their own entertainment since there were no organized recreational programs at this time...On many evenings the Arellano's six boys could be found playing a competitive game of softball with other youngsters in the community...This sport became a favorite pastime for many a youngster during those years...John became an avid fan of professional baseball players and coaches...He began participating actively in softball and boxing during his teenage years...His interest in coaching his younger brothers' teams soon followed...Arellano served in the U.S. Army 1943-1946...As Director of the Fulton Heights Recreation Program, John gave the children in the Salt Creek area a sense of achievement through participation in sports... At first - being a director - was voluntary. He continued in this capacity until it became a paid position...In the early years there was not much interest from the parents and many times all of the activities were John’s responsibility...If someone would hit the ball over the fence, John would chase after it while trying to officiate at the same time...His determination, courage and confidence in what he was doing kept him in there working...John's goals for the youngsters of the Salt Creek Area have become a reality during the years - providing recreational programs which would keep the boys and girls off the streets and direct their energies into competitive, constructive activities such as softball, basketball, football, and boxing...Countless youngsters have been influenced by the enthusiasm John displays for sports and good sportsmanship. John has seen boys and girls begin participating in sports at the early age of seven years and became so adept at playing that they became star athletes during their high school days.

Personal: Lived in Pueblo with his wife Patricia...Passed away on May 23, 1995.

 

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