Cowboy Up

Help Us Continue Our Mission & Honor the Past

Monies raised by this 501 (c)(3) non-profit foundation go toward scholarships and the promotion of bus safety. All donations go toward the scholarship fund and continue to help GHS graduates who have shown an ability to overcome adverse circumstances continue their education. In addition, we are committed to nationwide ongoing bus safety and honoring our Cowboys Forever.

Follow Bill Marshall on his powerful journey. A survivor of the accident, Bill is riding his bike over Monarch Pass with the goal of raising $50,000.00 in honor of his fallen teammates and coach. His ride begins at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center.

"The Salida hospital is where we all were transported after the accident. But, you know, not all of us came back home... I want this to be about the Foundation and it's also therapeutic for me. "

Bill's Memorial Ride Home is one of hope and healing, and his mission is to create sustainable funding for the 1971 GHS Football Memorial, Inc.'s continued scholarships and work.

Support Bill's Ride from Salida to Gunnison, where he plans to deliver the game ball to the GHS Football Team on September 11, 2021.

1971 Donation page 1 Poster Updated 7.21.21.pdf

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The 1971 GHS Football Memorial Foundation, Inc.

P.O. Box 482

Gunnison, CO 81230