Adams State University is starting a new tradition it calls Adams State Gives Day that will help establish and create a new culture of giving for the local university.

The very first Adams State Gives Day will be Monday, Feb. 17, and it will include a live talent show and telethon that will be a coast-to-coast livestream.

The Adams State Facebook page also will carry the event live.

Community members of Alamosa and the San Luis Valley are invited to be part of the live audience inside Richardson Hall Auditorium.

The Adams State Talent Show and Telethon will run from 5–7 p.m. at Richardson Hall Auditorium. As student and community acts perform on stage, the livestream will encourage viewers to call in pledges to support Adams State University. In addition, Adams State students will be working the phones and calling individuals to encourage support for the university.

Chemistry Magic Show
Chemistry majors will add to the magic of the evening with skits.

Local music legend Don Richmond will stop by and perform on stage in support of Adams State Gives Day. Another 12 student acts, including a comedy skit, musical acts, and a magic show by chemistry students will be part of the talent show. Others invited to perform include Las Semillas de la Tierra dance group at Adams State and the Adams State mariachi band.

Adams State Gives Day is an effort by the Adams100 Commission to increase support and establish new traditions and new events for Adams State as the university moves into its 100th year in 2021.

The Denver alumni chapter is planning a watch party to bring together area graduates of Adams State to support the event. The Denver watch party will be held at the Lowry Park Club House, 8501 E. Alameda, Ave., in Denver. Denver alumni can RSVP by emailing