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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

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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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Sollie Simon "Sol" Raso

High School: Attended North Denver H.S., and played on the football (halfback) and track teams (sprints) before graduating in 1940

College: Went to the University of Colorado and graduated in 1947... Played on the Buffaloes football team at halfback and ran the sprints on the track squad. Raso holds the school record for the 50 yd. Dash (5.3 seconds)
                                   
Military: Raso served in the Army and Air Force as a Nose Gunner on a B-17 during WWII served over Europe

Coaching Background: Raso was the wresting and track head coach at Pueblo Central H.S. for 11 years (1946-46)...Sollie also was the head football coach for eight seasons for the Wildcats from 1948-55... His gridiron teams went 58-17-3 for a .763 winning percentage: Below is a breakdown of his record:

    1948    9-2-1
    1949    8-1-0
    1950    9-1-0
    1951    6-1-0
    1952    3-5-2
    1953    9-2-0
    1954    7-2-0
    1955    7-3-0

He led the Wildcats to three state playoff berths, losing each time in the state semifinals:
11/24/1949  lost to Ft. Collins        13-20 in State Semi Finals
11/22/1951  lost to Grand Junction    6-21 in State Semi Finals
11/28/1953  lost to East Denver        7-19 in State Semi Finals

Administrator:
    Principal at Pueblo Central H.S. for 11 years (1956-67)
    Worked as the Activities Director for School District #60 (Pueblo City Schools) for 13 years (1967-82).
    Retired after 35 years with School District #60 and had more than 500 day accrued sick leave.  
    Raso was a member of the CHSAA (Colorado High School Activities Association) Hall of Fame.  
    Responsible for bring the First State Track & Field Championships to Pueblo District #60 "Dutch Clark" Stadium in the early 1980's.
    Served as the "First President" of the Greater Pueblo Sports Association (GPSA) for two years (1972-73)   
        - He guided the GPSA association through the early years and has served on many Committees during his 31 years as an active member.        
        - Sollie was the FIRST to be voted with "Lifetime Membership" into the GPSA in 2008. According to Hoy Frakes, Raso was "The George Washington of the GPSA”

Occupation: Sollie was a teacher/Coach and Principal Pueblo Central H.S., an Activities Director School District #60 and served two four-year terms as Pueblo County Commissioner beginning in 1984.
    
Personal:  Lives in Pueblo... Married to his wife, Betty Lou.   

 

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