Year Inducted: 1999
Nominated By: N/A
Sports Competed In: Basketball
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Contributor
Attended Las Animas H.S., Las Animas, CO graduating in 1942.
● 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.
Went to Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO, graduatng in 1947. Played forward on the Tigers basketball team in 1943.
● Played 35 years (1950-95) of United States Tennis Association (USTA) Sanctioned Singles/Doubles Tournament and Local Tournaments.
● Served in U.S. Navy as an Ensign from 1942-46.
● "Colorado Newsperson of the Year" by Colorado Press Association (1989).
● Recipient of the USC Alumni Association "Outstanding Service to the University Award" (1993).
● Pueblo Chamber of Commerce "Outstanding Citizen of the Year" award (1993).
● "Donor of the Year" National Association of University Athletic Directors (1995).
● Received the Colorado University "Living Legend" Award (1997).
● Received the "Creative Spirit Award" from the United Way (1998).
● Inducted in the Pueblo Hall of Fame for significant contributions to Pueblo's betterment (1999).
● "Outstanding Service to the Hispanic Community in Pueblo and Southern Colorado" Award from the Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation (1999).
● Major donor to Robert Rawlings Sports Complex at the University of Southern Colorado.
● Donor of hardwood basketball floor and scoreboard at Colorado State Fair Events Center.
● Donor of the scoreboard at Dutch Clark Stadium.
● Major Donor and creator of "The Paper Cup", Southern Colorado’s largest Tennis Tournament.
● Sponsor of the Pueblo Chieftains Semi-Pro Baseball Team.
● Major Donor to honor "Neal Hobbs Field" at Runyon Sports Complex.
● Started and Maintains major donor status for the Hobbs Baseball Bash a 10 team High School Tournament.
● Major Donor and person who started "The Spring Runoff", Southern Colorado 5 K and 10 mile foot race.
● Member of the Colorado Mental Health Institute's Community planning committee.
● U.S. Air Force Academy Foundation.
● University of Southern Colorado Foundation.
● U.S. Bank (Pueblo) Advisory Board.
● The Colorado Forum.
● Chairman of the Southern Colorado Community Foundation.
● President of the Medal of Honor Memorial Committee.
● President of the Robert Hoag Rawlings Foundation.
Pueblo Chieftain Newspaper - Editor and Publisher
Lived in Pueblo with his wife, Mary G. “Sandy”...Passed away on March 24, 2017.