GPSA Locations

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

GPSA Room
Massari Arena
CSU-Pueblo
Pueblo, CO 81007

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

Top Panel
Thursday, 06 May 2021

GPSA Meetings

THERE ARE NO MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR THE REST OF 2020 DUE TO COVID-19. Below are the TENTATIVE meetings dates for the GPSA during the 2021 calendar year. All meeting are held on the third Monday of the month in the GPSA at Massari Arena. Dates are subject to change if necessary.

Apr. 19 May 17 Aug. 16
Sept. 20 Oct. 18

 

Banquet Date/Application Deadline

The deadline for nominations each year is Aug. 1.  The 2020 Banquet is tentatively set for Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. Go to the Application tab above to download and fill out an application today.

If you have any questions about the application, please contact Anthony Hegler, President of the GPSA. His email address is tonyhegler@centurylink.net

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George A. "Newt" Newton

High School: Native of Illinois    

College: Attended Eureka College in Illinois         

Achievements: A native of Illinois, he was graduated from Eureka college in that state...When he came to Colorado he homesteaded near Haswell...George operated the Haswell Herald for several years, and in 1917 served one term in the state legislature as reading clerk.  In 1922, he came to Pueblo at the urging of Mr. P.A. Gray, then manager of the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce... Gray suggested that George join the staff of The Pueblo Chieftain and it was in the Chamber office that he met his wife Joanna, who was then Chamber of Commerce membership secretary...Their first date was to play golf at the Pueblo Golf and Country Club where George wrote all Sports publicity of the club...Two years later he became sports editor of The Chieftain and remained in that position until 1945 when he became telegraph editor...He played a leading role in advancing sports activities in the region and at the time of his death was treasurer of the Western League Pueblo Baseball Club which he helped form...An ardent sports sponsor, George was one of the discovers of Earl "Dutch" Clark who was Pueblo's First All-American Athlete...Newton was one of the promoters of Clark's induction into the National Hall of Fame...Newton was a manager of Everett Marshall (who was the World's Heavyweight Champion Wrestler) for a short period of time...He accompanied Dutch Clark east when he was selected for the All-American Team...George brought the outstanding Baseball Star Pug Griffin to Pueblo, who will be remembered by many Sports enthusiasts as manage of the Pueblo Baseball Team - then known as the Pueblo Dodgers.  
Newton was one who supported and urged the naming of the Baseball Park as “Runyon Field”.

What They Said: “Was a great Sports Writer, known all over the country. Named Dutch Clark “The Galloping Ghost”. -- by R.E. LeMaster

Hobbies:  George liked fishing and golf... he was a lover of the Great outdoors... Newton was described as one of the most ardent sports enthusiasts of this Region.

Occupation: Began working at Chieftain in 1922 - Sports Editor for 21 years for the Telegraph Editor of The Pueblo Chieftain.

Personal: Lived in Pueblo with his wife Joanna Zavislan...George passed away on March 14, 1949.

 

 

 

 

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