SHSU Bearkat Champions Fund

Sam Houston State Athletics is committed to supporting its student-athletes, coaches, and staff by providing high quality, interactive experiences for donors and fans to form a personal bond with Bearkat Athletics. The Bearkat Champions Fund and Sam Houston State Athletics are proud to announce the following annual events:

For more information regarding Sam Houston Athletics Fundraising Events, please call 936.294.2362



Night of Champions

Night of Champions

Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 5:30 p.m in the Jim and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center

The Night of Champions is an annual celebration in the Spring to highlight the accomplishments of championship teams and individual student athletes who have performed well on and off of the playing field. The event includes an ESPY Awards-like presentation as well as a reception. Donors and supporters of Bearkat Athletics have the opportunity to attend the event to celebrate with our student-athletes. Proceeds from the event go directly into the Bearkat Champions Fund to support our student-athletes.

Bearkat Invitational Golf Tournament

Bearkat Invitational Golf Tournament           

Monday, June 6, 2016, 10 a.m. shotgun start at            Carlton Woods-Creekside, The Woodlands, TX

This tournament is an annual tradition and the sole golf fundraising event representing the Sam Houston State Department of Athletics. We would like to thank the 2016 Tournament Sponsors. For more information or to sign up for the 2016 tournament, please call 936.294.4758 or email


Bearkat Athletics Dinner & Auction

2016 Details TBD

The Bearkat Athletics Dinner & Auction kicks off each new season with this unique and high energy event. Supporters mingle with coaches, staff, and players, while enjoying a catered dinner and beverages. Great items, including Sam Houston State memorabilia, collectables from sports legends, and exclusive vacations, are also up for bid in both a silent and live auction format. Contributions toward auction items above the item’s value go directly to the Football Enrichment Fund while earning the winning individual Bearkat Champions Fund priority points.


Hall of Honor Banquet

Friday, November 4, 2016 in the Lowman Student Center Ballroom

This annual event highlights new inductees into SHSU Athletics' Hall of Honor, a select group of distinguished letterwinners who stood out on the field of play and in the classroom as a Bearkat. Sam Houston Athletics would like to welcome Billy Anderson (football), Roshunda Betts (track and field), Donald Cole (basketball), Wayne Daigle (softball), Ron Randleman (football), Jennie Sewell (track and field), Shayla Teague (basketball), and Trey Woods (football) into the Hall of Honor as our 2015 inductees. Tickets to the business attire event can be purchased by calling 936.294.4758 or emailing

Bearkats in Business

Bearkats in Business

2017 Details TBD

Formed as Bearkats in Business in 2013, a group of like-minded SHSU Alumni joined forces with a mission to bring SHSU Alumni in the Houston area together in a fun and social atmosphere. Proceeds from Bearkats in Business benefit Sam Houston State Athletics. For more information please visit or for reservations call 936.294.2402.


Campus Hotel Partner

University Hotel