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:
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Hall of Honor Banquet, Friday, November 7, 2014: 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. We are proud to welcome Jennifer Cron, Joey Foster, Kathleen Hrozek, Stephen Izevizua, Quinton McLeod, Brenda Nichols, Karin Schardein, and Chris Stewart into the 2014 Hall of Honor.
Bearkats in Business, Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Tony Mandolas: This exclusive event created for the support of Sam Houston State Athletics is hosted in the greater Houston area. Business owners and leaders who are top contributors to the Bearkat Champions Fund and the University are invited to share a special evening with prominent sports figures and members of Bearkat Athletics. All proceeds benefit the Bearkat Champions Fund.
Baseball Banquet and Auction, Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 5pm in the Lowman Student Center Ballroom: The Bearkat Baseball Banquet and Auction kicks off each new baseball season with an exciting night. Supporters mingle with coaches, staff, and players, while enjoying a catered steak dinner and beverages. Great items, including Sam Houston State memorabilia, collectables from sports legends, and exclusive trips are up for bid in both a silent and live auction format. Contributions toward auction items go directly to the Baseball Enrichment Fund while earning the winning individual Bearkat Champions Fund priority points.
Night of Champions, Sunday, May 3, 2015, at the James 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 through various sponsorship levels that include premium seats and championship rings/pendants or commemorative gifts. Contributions received from sponsors go directly into the Bearkat Champions Fund to support our student-athletes while earning the sponsors priority points.
Bearkat Invitational Golf Tournament, Friday, June 5, 2015 at Sterling Country Club: The tournament will be an annual tradition and the sole golf fundraising event representing the Sam Houston State Department of Athletics. We would like to thank the 2014 Tournament Sponsors, and be sure to check this page for information regarding the 2nd Annual Bearkat Invitational Golf Tournament.
Football Dinner & Auction, Friday, July 25, 2014, at 5pm in the Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum: The Bearkat Football 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.
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For more information regarding Sam Houston Athletics Fundraising Events, please contact Ashten Ackerman at (936) 294-2364.