The Bearkat Champions Annual Fund enhances Sam Houston State Athletics' ability to provide more than 400 student-athlete with the resources they need to compete at a high level for 17 varsity teams – ten for women and seven for men. By becoming a Bearkat Champion and contributing on an annual basis, our most loyal supporters, along with the hard work of our student-athletes and coaches, are Building Champions on and off of the playing field.
Ways to Impact Bearkat Student-Athletes:
Bearkat Champions & Academic Fund
Contributions to these funds are used for fifth year & summer scholarships for our student athletes, to help provide academic resources through the Learning Enhancement Center, and to aid in covering other expenses at the Director of Athletics’ discretion.
Gifts to the Bearkat Champions & Academic Fund are weighted higher than Enrichment Fund in our priority points system that rewards our donors.
Sam Houston Athletic's Training (medical) and Strength programs, as well as each varsity sport, have their own fund that a Bearkat Champion may donate to. Contributions received are used to support specific financial needs for that area/sport (travel, equipment, apparel, etc) or for special projects that are recommended by the head coach and approved by the Director of Athletics.
Benefits of Being a Bearkat Champion:
Not only do you positively affect the athletic and academic experience of Bearkat student-athletes for years to come, your annual donations entitle you to various benefits.
Bearkat Champions, supporters who give $100 or more annually, receive priority points based on their financial contributions, season ticket purchases, and dedication from year to year. These points are used towards NCAA Playoff/Championship/Premium Away Games (e.g. FBS football game)/Battle of the Piney Woods tickets, season ticket seating location, premium parking, and more. Supporters also receive special invitations to all Bearkat Champions Fund Special Events throughout the year. Donors are recognized and rewarded based on their Bearkat Champions Donor Level.