Friends of Cougar Pride

The H Association

"H" Association
The "H" Association is a self-endowed, non-profit organization of the varsity letterwinners in the NCAA sanctioned sports sponsored by the University of Houston. It was established to serve as a primary support group for all intercollegiate athletic endeavors of the university.

Anyone who has been awarded at least one varsity letter is eligible to be a member of the "H" Association. The "H" Association's activities include fundraising, regular meetings, socials, and special projects; all designed to serve (1) as a welcoming environment for Cougar letterwinners and (2) as a vehicle to raise and donate funds to Houston Athletics. Some of the opportunities that help foster support for Houston Athletics include the "H" Association Golf Tournament, pre-game tailgates at football games, support of team reunions and the annual all-sports banquet, among other endeavors. The "H" Association also provides over $30,000 annually to Cougar Pride each year.

Shasta's Kids Club
Houston Athletics wants all fans to be a part of the fun, even the youngest Cougars. Shasta's Squad is for kids 8th grade and younger wanting to be a part of the coolest kids club around. Shasta's Squad members receive great benefits including a birthday card, newsletter and invitations to special events, including the Shasta's Squad kick-off party.

For more information on Shasta's Kids Club or to join, please click here.

Sport-Specific Gifts
The purpose of sport-specific gifts is to support additional fundraising efforts by the University of Houston Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Designed to assist each sports program in achieving national recognition for excellence while enhancing community awareness and spirit, donors can restrict donations to the sport of their choice.

Funds will be utilized as supplemental monies to the designated sport's current budgetary needs such as summer school, staff and general program upgrades.

Annual sport-specific gifts are tax-deductible to the extent the contribution exceeds the value of any benefits received in return. Please contact your tax advisor regarding this important information. Sport-specific gifts do not count toward Cougar Pride benefits, including seating and parking opportunities. Donors will receive priority points for their gifts.

To make a sport-specific gift now, please click here.

Coog Crew
Cougar Pride wants all current UH students to join the OFFICIAL student spirit group of Houston Athletics to help give a home field advantage at all athletic events.

Coog Crew hosts tailgates before every home football game and have other select tailgates for different sports as well as organizing a road trip to an away football game every year. For only $20, Coog Crew members receive the following benefits:

  • CoogCrewt-shirt
  • Priority seating at UH events
  • Membershipcardwhich includes discounts to sponsors
  • Free Tailgates
  • Discounted opportunitiesto travel to selected away contests

To donate to Coog Crew, please contact Cougar Pride at cougarpride@uh.edu or (713) 743-GoUH (4684).

Young Alumni Club
The Young Alumni Program offers recent graduates within the last five years an opportunity to receive Cougar Pride benefits, network with established alumni, and most importantly, make a change. They have the chance to obtain Cougar Pride points at all donor levels at a reduced rate and sit in specific Young Alumni sections at the Houston Football Stadium. This allows Young Alumni the chance to attend athletic luncheons, meet coaches and student-athletes, as well as attend alumni

For full information on the Young Alumni program, please click here.

Cougar Pride often accepts gift-in-kind that will help offset budget costs and in return provides Cougar Pride credit for the gift. Restaurants, promotional products, facility improvement products and office supplies are just a few of the many types of gift-in-kind for which Houston Athletics is willing to provide Cougar Pride credit. If you are interested in providing trade, or have more questions, please contact Cougar Pride via email at cougarpride@uh.edu or by phone at (713) 743-GoUH (4684)..

Wheels Club
The Wheels Club Program is designed to aid the Houston Department of Athletics in promoting its sports program in the areas of recruiting, scouting, public relations and fundraising. It allows auto dealers and donors the opportunity to directly impact the success of Houston Athletics by providing a personal benefit for them common to most NCAA Division I athletics programs.

The Wheels Club is of great benefit in terms of cost savings and convenience. Therefore, in appreciation of our car dealers, we offer recognition and benefits to exhibit the high esteem we hold for each dealer including: ticket purchase allotment for home events, trip for two on a team charter, named parking for football and men's basketball, all Cougar Pride benefits at the Commissioner's Circle level of Cougar Pride, recognition in Wheels Club Public Address announcements at home events, and recognition in the Wheels Club ad in both the football and men's basketball game programs.

For more information on the Wheels Club, click here or contact Cougar Pride via email at cougarpride@uh.edu or by phone at (713) 743-GoUH (4684).

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