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CSU-Pueblo sponsors alumni, student events at State Fair

Release Date: August 07, 2016

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo


Press Release

PUEBLO - Colorado State University-Pueblo will sponsor events for alumni and area students as part of the 11-day Colorado State Fair, Aug. 26 - Sept. 5.

CSU-Pueblo will sponsor Back to School Fridays at the Colorado State Fair, August 26 and Sept. 2, offering free admission to students K-12 from Pueblo County schools and the surrounding areas on those two days along with a free ThunderHill ticket to the RED OUT Sept. 10 home opener for the five-time Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championship football team versus West Texas A & M game, a free drink from Loaf N Jug, and half price carnival band. Rev 89 will broadcast from the Carnival area on those days, and the CSU-Pueblo presence will be visible through flags, banners, advertising, and giveaway items.

Award-winning student operated radio station, Rev 89.5 FM, will broadcast live from the Colorado State Fair just outside the Carnival area Aug. 26, 27, 28 and 30 (for alumni night outside the Budweiser Rodeo Arena) as well as Sept. 2-4. Rev 89 will be outside the Southwest Motors Event Center for Back to the 90's on September 3 and will conduct on-air ticket giveaways to the Colorado State Fair beginning August 15.

Be sure to look for the ThunderWolves Marching Band, cheer and dance squads, Alumni Association representatives, and CSU-Pueblo President Lesley Di Mare in the Colorado State Fair Parade on August 27 as well as the award-winning Ballet Folklorico troupe in the Fiesta Day Parade on Sept. 4.

The Alumni Association will sponsor Alumni Night at the State Fair Rodeo from 6 - 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30 on the stage of the Rodeo Arena at the Colorado State Fairgrounds. Tickets are $12 per person and include gate admission, pre-rodeo reception and premium seating either on stage or grandstand adjacent to stage during the rodeo. Reconnect with fellow alumni and support the CSU-Pueblo ThunderWolves and the Colorado State Fair. Rev will broadcast from the rodeo location on this date.

Tickets are on sale in the Office of Alumni Relations, Occhiato University Center 111. For more information, call Tracy Samora, director of alumni relations, at 719-549-2858 or email

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