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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|2013 Bearkats in Business event: hosted by Carolyn Faulk (front row, center) and featuring Sam Houston State University President, Dana Gibson, Bearkat head coaches, and two local Hall of Famers; Milo Hamilton (long time announcer for the Houston Astros) and Elvin Bethea (Houston Oilers great). Elvin Hayes, a member of the NBA Hall of Fame, was also in attendance for this great event that raised $200,000 for Bearkat Athletics.
Bearkats in Business: 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: 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.
Hall of Honor Banquet: This annual event highlights new inductees into Sam Houston State University 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.
Bearkat Invitational Golf Tournament, Monday, April 14, 2014, at Sterling Country Club and Houston National Golf Club: The Bearkat Invitational Golf Tournament is an annual Spring event that is a great opportunity to enjoy an exciting and relaxing day with Bearkat Athletics while supporting our student-athletes. This four-man scramble tournament is hosted at prominent courses in the Houston area and provides individuals, groups, and businesses an opportunity to support Sam Houston State Athletics through participation, sponsorships, and a short live auction featuring premier golf vacation packages.
Night of Champions, Sunday, May 4, 2014, 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 General Fund and earn these individuals priority points.
Football Dinner & Auction, Friday, July 25, 2014, at 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.
For more information regarding Sam Houston Athletics Fundraising Events, please contact Ashten Ackerman at (936) 294-2364.