GPSA Locations

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

Massari Arena
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

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Robert Hoag "Bob" Rawlings

High School: Attended Las Animas H.S., Las Animas, CO graduating in 1942. Bob played four years (1939-42) of basketball for the Trojans...He started at forward on a team that was the
State Champions in Class B in 1942 and State Runner-up in Class B in 1941.

College: Went to Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO where he was a forward on the Tigers basketball team in 1943...Rawlings graduated 1947.

Military: Rawlings served in U.S. Navy as an Ensign from 1942-46

Tennis: Played 35 years (1950-95) of United States Tennis Association (USTA) Sanctioned Singles/Doubles Tournament and Local Tournaments.

 1. Major donor to Robert Rawlings Sports Complex at the University of Southern Colorado.
 2. Donor of hardwood basketball floor and scoreboard at Colorado State Fair Events Center.        
 3. Donor of the scoreboard at Dutch Clark Stadium.
 4. Major Donor and creator of "The Paper Cup", Southern Colorado’s largest Tennis Tournament.
 5. Sponsor of the Pueblo Chieftains Semi-Pro Baseball Team.
 6. Major Donor to honor "Neal Hobbs Field" at Runyon Sports Complex.
 7.  Started and Maintains major donor status for the Hobbs Baseball Bash a 10 team High School Tournament.            
 8. Major Donor and person who started "The Spring Runoff", Southern Colorado 5 K and 10 mile foot race.
 9. "Colorado Newsperson of the Year" by Colorado Press Association (1989).
10. Recipient of the USC Alumni Association "Outstanding Service to the University Award" (1993)
11. Pueblo Chamber of Commerce "Outstanding Citizen of the Year" award (1993)
12. "Donor of the Year" National Association of University Athletic Directors (1995)
13.  Received the Colorado University "Living Legend" Award (1997)
14.  Received the "Creative Spirit Award" from the United Way (1998)
15.  Inducted in the Pueblo Hall of Fame for significant contributions to Pueblo's betterment (1999)
16.  "Outstanding Service to the Hispanic Community in Pueblo and Southern Colorado" Award from the Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation (1999)

Other Contributions:
1. Member of the Colorado Mental Health Institute's Community planning committee
2. U.S. Air Force Academy Foundation
3. University of Southern Colorado Foundation
4. U.S. Bank (Pueblo) Advisory Board
5. The Colorado Forum
6. Chairman of the Southern Colorado Community Foundation
7. President of the Medal of Honor Memorial Committee
8. President of the Robert Hoag Rawlings Foundation

Occupation: Pueblo Chieftain Newspaper - Editor and Publisher

Personal: Lives in Pueblo with his wife, Mary G. “Sandy”.


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