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



Bearkat Athletics Auction

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - Johnson Coliseum

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 Enrichment Fund of your choice while earning the winning individual Bearkat Champions Fund priority points.


Hall of Honor Banquet

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 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 welcomed Raquel Bueno (Soccer), Brandi Crnkovic (Softball), Chris Foster (Football and Men's Track & Field), Reggie Reddick (Football), Raman Saran (Women's Golf), Robert Morris Sowers (Men's Basketball and Football), Susie Jones Turner (Women's Track & Field), and Raul Villarreal (Men's Track & Field and Cross Country) into the Hall of Honor in 2016. Tickets ($50 each) to the business attire event can be purchased by calling 936.294.2415 or emailing

Bearkats in Business

Bearkats in Business

2018 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 936.294.2708.

Night of Champions

Night of Champions

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - Lowman Student Center Ballroom

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 presented by Woodforest National Bank

Monday, June 5, 2017 at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands

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 please call 936.294.2415 or email

Campus Hotel Partner

University Hotel