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
Friday, 03 December 2021

GPSA Meetings

Below are the TENTATIVE meetings dates for the GPSA during the 2022 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.

Jan. 17 Feb. 21 Mar. 21 Apr. 18
May 16 Aug. 22 Sept. 19 Oct. 17

 

Banquet Date/Application Deadline

The deadline for nominations each year is Aug. 1.  The 2022 Banquet is tentatively set for Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Go to the Application tab above to download and fill out an application today.

If you have any questions about the application, please contact Jerry Sisneros, President of the GPSA. His email address is jrrysis@yahoo.com

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Mike "Mills" Vunovich

High School: Attended Pueblo Central H.S., graduating in 1936.

College: Went to Pueblo Junior College in Pueblo, CO and Adams State College in ALamosa, CO.

Achievements:
    - Director of Pueblo County Basketball Program from 1939 to 1960.
    - Director of Old Timers Baseball Program from early 1940 to 1960.

Organizations:
    - Member of the Colorado Association for Health and Physical Education and Recreation

Honors: Earned several awards presented by many clubs and organizations for Vunovich's contribution to the youth of Pueblo.
    - Recipient of the Pueblo Newspaper Guilds Award
    - Had Memorial Award named after him.

Mills protégés:

Vern Cochran Nick Crusech Jack Datz Frank DeLeon   
Jerry Ellis    John Griffin Bucky Hall Dave Jackson
Harvey Koshak Tom Keach Jack Ludlow Bob Massar
Leroy Novak Joe Puleo Bill Reid John Rivas
Ralph Romero George Simms Ernie Trujillo Vic Velarde


               
                  
                     
 
              

Massar, Trujillo, Puleo, Knofelc [Knafelc] and DeLeon played professional ball - the others coached or played in College athletics.

What He Said: Mike Vunovich on the limited funds the City-County Recreation Program centered around basketball and baseball.
"I would like to see a year round recreation program consisting of touch and regular Football, soccer, checkers, tennis, volleyball, crafts, boxing and wrestling.”  He also included softball, Crafts and sewing for girls.  He was of the belief that a sound recreation program helps curb delinquency among juveniles.  He felt he could accomplish this with $50,000 of City and County moneys. Its ironic that 30 years later the City-County Recreation Program consists of all the activities he mentioned.  It costs not $50,000 but $800,000 and is directed by a student of his from Hinsdale School.

Occupation: Mike was a Teacher and athletic coach in School District at Minnequa, Hinsdale and Somerlid Elementary Schools for five years (1945-50)...Mills worked with Ed and Fred Smith in Recreation Programs... and was a City/County Recreation Director.     

Personal: Passed away on December  20, 1960.

 

 

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