(Trinidad, CO) The Trinidad State Junior College Educational Foundation scheduled its annual Fun & Friendraiser and Hall of Fame event for March 9 at 5 p.m. in the Scott Gym on the TSJC Trinidad campus. This year’s event, “All Revved Up” features car collector Lonnie Shelton as the program speaker. Shelton’s 1948 Yankee Blue Lincoln Continental—the last car owned by the legendary Babe Ruth—will be on display for event attendees.
In addition to the Babe Ruth car, Shelton’s collection includes a Dodge Charger, Challengers, Coronet R/Ts, Super Birds and more. Recently, Shelton agreed to display the car once owned by Babe Ruth as part of his involvement with the new downtown development project in Trinidad.
The “All Revved Up” evening schedule, beginning at 5 p.m., includes viewing of the 1948 Lincoln Continental with a question and answer session, reception, silent auction and dinner. The program begins at 7:30 p.m., and highlights speaker Lonnie Shelton followed by the Hall of Fame Induction.
The TSJC Educational Foundation Hall of Fame honors individuals who contribute to the betterment of Trinidad State Junior College through service, commitment and dedication. Reuben Gutierrez, Jim Toupal and Kathryn Rubin will be inducted to the Hall of Fame during the March 9 event.
Gutierrez, former Dean of Student Services and Vice President for Instruction at TSJC, was passionate about education and helping students achieve their educational goals during his long tenure with the College. Students remember his firm, but caring ways. Toupal, the winningest coach of all time at TSJC, compiled a record of 605 wins against 216 losses. In 1998, Toupal was honored as an inductee into the NJCAA Hall of Fame. Toupal solidified a tradition of winning and college spirit while promoting student-athlete success. Rubin, long-time business owner of Rubin’s Clothiers in Raton, N.M., exemplified the contribution of Northern New Mexico to TSJC and encouraged Raton students to enroll in TSJC, always following their progress. Rubin has been a member of the TSJC Educational Foundation for more than 20 years and has been a consistent, loyal supporter of TSJC.
The Fun & Friendraiser gala is open to the public. Individual tickets for the event are $50 per person. Corporate sponsorship levels of $5,000, $2,500, $1,000 or $800 are also available.
Proceeds from the event benefit the TSJC Educational Foundation in its mission to promote the growth and development of Trinidad State Junior College. The TSJC Educational Foundation is a private, non-profit corporation founded in 1968 to raise and manage private gifts for TSJC.
To reserve tickets for the event or for more information, contact TSJC Educational Foundation Director Toni DeAngelis at 719-846-5520.