Sam Houston State Athletics and the Bearkat Champions Fund have created a priority points system to recognize their top supporters who contribute through donations to the Annual Fund or through Major Gifts, as well as those who purchase season tickets.




What Are Priority Points Used For?

Priority points are used to rank donors and season ticket holders for the purchase of available football suites and Reserved Chairback football season tickets*, as well as Battle of the Piney Woods football tickets, premium away game tickets, playoff tickets, National Championship tickets, and parking permits for home football games.

 All ticket allocations will utilize the following priority and priority point rankings conjunctively:

1st - Bearkat Champions Season Ticket Holders (season ticket holder who donates minimum of $100 annually)

2nd -Season Ticket Holders (non-donors)

3rd -Bearkat Champions (non-season ticket holders who give $100 or more annually)

How Do I Earn Priority Points?

There are four components used to calculate priority points:

· 2 pts - Each $100 donated to Academic and Champions fund

· 1 pt - Each $200 donated to enrichment fund

· 1 pt - Each season ticket purchased (all sports)

· 1 pt - Each consecutive year of giving

 There are also two, one-time point “bonuses” for the following groups:

· 10 pts - Former SHSU Letterwinners**

· 5 pts - Alumni Association Members**


*Each Reserved Chairback Season Ticket requires a $100 Bearkat Champions Academic Fund donation that is exclusive from any other gifts made to athletics within the given year.

**Letterwinners and/or Alumni Association member points will be activated only once minimum donation of $100 is made to Bearkat Athletics. Members of either group must notify Bearkat Champions Fund staff of their affiliation, which will be verified before priority points are awarded.

For more information regarding Priority Points or the Bearkat Champions Fund, please contact Nick Olsson at (936) 294-2701.