The inaugural Bearkat Invitational Golf Tournament hosted by the Bearkat Champions Fund will be played Monday, April 14, 2014 on the course at Sterling Country Club at Houston National.

Participants may directly support an individual sport of their choice by directing their contribution to that sport's enrichment fund.

The Bearkat Champions Fund is the sole fundraising arm for Bearkat athletics. Proceeds from next April’s event will go to help enhance the educational and athletic experience for the more than 350 student-athletes who represent Sam Houston State University on the field and in the arena.

Sterling Country Club at Houston National boasts one of the finest golf layouts in the Southwest with casual elegance, championship golf and Texas hospitality.

The tournament April 14 is the sole golf outing for the department this year as Sam Houston athletics consolidates dozens of events and activities into a more manageable schedule of six key fundraisers.

Sam Houston State has won four Southland Conference Commissioner’s Cup all-sports titles in the last nine years. The Bearkats have 21 NCAA playoffs appearances at the Division I level including back-to-back trips to the NCAA Football National Championship finals in Frisco.

Since 2000, Sam Houston has won 20 Southland Conference regular season titles and six post-season tournament championships.

The Bearkat Champions Fund enhances the university’s ability to provide both coaches and student-athletes with the resources to continue this success and win championships.

For more information about participating in the inaugural Bearkat Invitational Golf Tournament, please contact Ashten Ackerman at (936) 294-2364 or by email at .

To become a tournament sponsor, please contact Zach Daniel at (936) 294-4132 or by email at .