More than 350 of Sam Houston's student-athletes gathered for food, fun and games at Don Sanders Stadium August 29 for the 2011 Bearkats' All Sports Picnic.

Organized by Sam Houston's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, the event kicked off the 2011-12 school year for the Bearkat athletic department.

Director of Athletics Bobby Williams helped serve barbeque to members of each of Sam Houston State's 17 sports teams. After eating, the Bearkat athletes gathered in the outfield to try their hands at sports acitivities including volleyball, bowling on the grass and baseball.

The evening was fun for all as the Bearkat sports family readies for another year for athletic and academic achievement.

See the special 2011 Bearkats All Sports Picnic photo album link to see more pictures.