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
Tuesday, 26 September 2017

GPSA Meetings

Below is a list of remaining meetings dates for the GPSA during the 2017 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.

 Oct 16 Nov. 20 

GPSA Banquet

What:   Annual  Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
When:  Wednesday, November 15, 2017 (7 p.m.)
Where: Fortino Ballroom, Pueblo Community College

Application Deadline

The deadline for nominations each year is Aug. 1.  Go to the Application Tab above to download and fill out an application today.

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Michael M. “Mike” Milner (Milusnic)

Before High School: Mike played guard for the CF&I - YMCA Midgets in the 1920's.

High School: Attended Pueblo Central H.S., graduating in 1932...Milner played basketball (guard) for the Wildcats in 1931 when they were State Basketball Champions... He also was a member of the football and tennis teams.

College: Mike changed his name from Mike Milusnic to Mike Milner when he went to Western State College (WSC) in Gunnison, Colorado in 1934...Milner dropped out of school for a term the returned...In 1938, Mike was the captain of the Mountaineers basketball team that beat Colorado University with Byron “Whizzer” White playing for the Buffaloes... Gunnison fans consider him one of the best defensive men to ever play for the Mountaineer five... He also played football at WSC.

After College: Milner played basketball as a guard for the CF&L - YMCA in 1938 and with New York Furniture out of Denver, Colorado... Mike also played in the National AAU Basketball Tournament  

Softball: Milner was a softball windmill pitcher: 6' 2"  180 lbs with good speed, change of pace, curves and control...In the 1930's had a right short stop and a left short stop...Milner was both the manager and pitcher for the Gunnison Shell Oilers...In 1936 Mike pitched for C.F. & I Pueblo - State Champions - C.F. & I...In Aug., 1937, Milner pitched for Shell Service Station in Gunnison, Colorado before moving to Denver...In 1938 Milner played for "Fats" Richardson, manager of the Denver Golden Gate Grill and his pitching beat the Pueblo C.F.& I Finishers 2-1 in State Playoff...He was voted as the best pitcher in Denver...Other team Mike pitched for were: Collateral Bankers, Cook-Alperts, May Company (in May, 140, Milner pitched May Company to win in his last performance in Denver), and for United Airlines in Cheyenne, WY on June 28, 1940...Softball teams Mike pitched for went to the national Softball Tournaments many times.

Military: Milner was a pitcher and manager for the U.S. Army softball team in 1948.            

Volleyball: Mike one of seven players on Denver 'Y' Volleyball team in 1959 that won the West Central Volleyball Championship...Pueblo Steel 'Y' and Omaha tied for second.

Contributor: Milner was a football official and served two years (1955-57) as the President of the Colorado Football Officials Association...On March 20, 1955, Mike worked the NCAA Basketball Tournament in Kansas City as an official...One week later (March 27, 1955) he Refereed in San Francisco, California (Olympic Club win against the U.S. Marines from Quantico, Virginia)...Milber has served as the President of Colorado Board of Basketball Officials and the Chairman of both the Basketball Committee for Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) and AAU Volleyball Committee.

Occupation: Milner was the Co-coordinator of Officials at Stanford University - which as to make sure officials at the Cardinals home games are well taken care of.

Personal: Was Married to his wife Geraldine...Passed away on August 18, 2003.

 

 

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