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
Thursday, 23 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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Loree "Pi" Sanford

High School: Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
   
Softball: Sanford was a women's softball pitcher for 40 years (1943-83). She pitched for numerous teams (see below):
    - Pueblo Simmons Ace High (1943-47)
    - Pueblo Co. Ordinance Depot “Podettes” (1948-50)
    - South Bend, Indiana    "Blue Sox" (1951-52)
    - Gary, Indiana "Chicks" (1953-59)
    - Valpara 150, Indiana "Queens" (1954-56)
    - Pueblo Walters Brewery (1960-74)
    - Pueblo - Art's Place (1970-73)
    - Pueblo - Merchants (1973-80)
    - Pueblo - Coors (1981-83)

Achievements:
1948: Won Women's Softball Association (WSA) Title B State Tournament - four- game series.
           (Loree faced 97 Batters had 37 strikeouts).
1949: Won WSA Title B State Tournament - Defeated Dupler's Fur's from Denver, Colorado, 12-2
1950: WSA National Tournament - Team finished 5th Place
           - 1st game: Lost to Orange, CA  16-9. Sanford pitched 5 out of 7 innings and allowed only one hit and no runs.
               * GAME THAT MADE HISTORY.: Loree "Pi" Sanford became the first black woman to play in a WSA National Tournament.”      
           - 2nd Game: Won 5-2 over San Antonio, TX.  “Pi” Credited with win.
           - 3rd Game "Pi" came in and won 2-1 over Ft. Worth, TX, she pitched a one-hitter and struck out 10.
           - 4th Game: Team won - Sanford didn't pitch.
           - 5th Game: Lost 3-2 to Buffalo, NY.  "Pi" came in and pitched a one-hitter.

2009: Inducted into the Pueblo Softball Hall of Fame.

Received offers to play professional, but Sanford said that family came first.

Personal: Lived in Pueblo with her husband James Sanford, Jr...Loree passed away on May 28, 2005.

 

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