Special Benefit Events
The following are complimentary events provided by Cougar Pride at various donor club levels.
Football Preseason Luncheon - All-American Club and above donors have the opportunity to have lunch with the entire Houston football coaching staff and student-athletes. Invitees hear from the team and coaches about the upcoming season and their summer preparation.
Basketball Tip-Off Reception - All-American Club and above donors have the opportunity to have lunch with the entire Houston men's and women's basketball coaching staffs and student-athletes. Invitees hear from the team and coaches about what to expect on the court during the season.
National Signing Day Reception - All-American Club and above donors will hear from head football coach Tony Levine and the assistant coaches as they give detailed descriptions of future Houston football student-athletes in their incoming class of recruits.
Director's Club - Men's basketball season ticket holders who donate at the Director's Circle and above receive two passes to the Director's Club behind section 128 in Hofheinz Pavilion for men's basketball games. The club is open pre-game and at halftime, has televisions and extended beverage options.
Corbin J. Robertson Society Dinner - Corbin J. Robertson Society members have the opportunity to enjoy a seated dinner with their honorary student-athlete. After the dinner, the donors and student-athletes enjoy each other's company at a men's basketball game and are recognized for their contributions at halftime.
Cougar Pride Fundraising Events
The following are special events used as fundraisers for Cougar Pride. The events can be used to supplement other Cougar Pride gifts to help reach a specific donor club level.
Tony Levine Golf Tournament - The Tony Levine Golf Tournament (held in July) offers donors the opportunity to play a round of golf while helping raise scholarship dollars for football student-athletes. A lunch, post-event dinner and live and silent auctions are highlights of the event.
Dominique Sachse Golf Classic presented by KPRC/Local 2 - KPRC /Local 2 news anchor Dominique Sachse lends her support to this tournament which helps raise scholarship funds for Houston student-athletes. Along with golf, lunch, dinner and an auction, patrons have the chance to meet Sachse and Houston head coaches as they also enjoy the day's festivities.
Hall of Honor Gala - Every two years, the University of Houston Department of Intercollegiate Athletics inducts well-deserving former student-athletes and coaches into the Hall of Honor. Traditionally a black-tie optional event, the evening features both live and silent auctions, cocktails, dinner and is full of fanfare and tradition. The Gala gives donors an opportunity to meet many of UH's finest. The next Hall of Honor is scheduled to be in the fall of 2015.
Ken Baxter Football Banquet - The Ken Baxter Football Banquet is held each December to honor the hard work of the coaches and the team, to celebrate the accomplishments of players on offense, defense and special teams and to pay tribute to the senior class. It is also tradition to recognize the team's best in the weight room, in the classroom and team leaders with special honors. For more information on any Cougar Pride special event, please call (713) 743-GoUH (4684).