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, 04 December 2020

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.

Jan. 18 Feb. 15 Mar. 15 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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Walter Lee "Walt" Pickard

Click HERE to view Walt's Obituary

Walt Pickard (photo courtesy of T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home)Walt Pickard (photo courtesy of T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home)High School: Attended Pueblo Central H.S., graduating in 1951...Pickard earned eight varsity sports letters from 1948-51, competing in wrestling and baseball, where as a catcher, he helped the Wildcats to the 1950 state championship. ...He also was on the football team for two years...During the summer months, Walt was a softball catcher on the American Legion Post 203 teams that won back-to-back state tiles from 1948-49...He was also a reserve catcher for the VFW Post 203 at the 1951 World Championship Tournament.

College: Went to Pueblo Junior College to learn about Welding and worked as an Apprentice for Iron Workers Local 750.    

Auto Racing: Pickard was a driver who won 112 main events in 17 years... He raced at the Pueblo Speedway where he won four track championships and at Beacon Hill where he set a track record, winning 10 events in a single night...Walt earned fastest times in one season of Modified racing...He raced against two greats in the sport in Bobby and Al Unser and has competed at all Southern Colorado tracks as well as Albuquerque, NM, Cheyenne, WY and Hutchinson, KS.    

Occupation: Pickard was an Entrepreneur and owner of Beacon Hill Race Track - Race Car Driver

Personal: Walt make his home in Pueblo...He was married to his wife, Marian who passed away on August 5, 1997... Walt passed away on Oct. 31, 2020.

 

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