The Bear Cub Athletic Trust (familiarly called the BCAT), was formed in 1995
as a committee under the auspices of the Santa Rosa Junior College
(SRJC) Foundation. The organization drew together Bear Cub boosters,
SRJC coaches, other college employees, and alumni to assist the SRJC
athletic programs in various capacities such as fund-raising, volunteer
support and as a liaison between the department and the community.
For almost two decades, under the leadership of our dedicated chairs, Bob
Salisbury, Rick Call, Jim Ward, Mike Keefer, Jim Lanz and Laurie Beard,
money has been raised in support of the various athletic programs. Funds
raised have been used to:
- support the purchase of state championship rings for the student athletes;
- defray the cost of new department web pages;
- provide video equipment for use by the coaches and student athletes;
- purchase equipment for the athletic training room;
- provide equipment for the various sport teams;
- assist with costs associated with hosting tournaments, meets and state
- fund the Fall and Spring Award banquets for student athletes.
Since its inception, BCAT Committee members as well as various boosters
have volunteered countless hours supporting athletic program activities and
events. These activities include:
- hosting hospitality rooms for visiting coaches and officials at play-offs and
- setting up,
running and supervising gate and concession operations;
- promoting merchandise sales at home games; and,
- planning and staffing events which include the annual Hall of Fame Dinner, the
SRJC Golf Tournament, the annual Polenta Feed, the Clo Classic football game and the Fall and Spring Athletic Awards Banquets for SRJC student
Under the guidance of current chair, Laurie Beard, the Executive Board and
General Membership Committee, the BCAT looks forward to an active year of providing annual fund-raising activities and helping where needed within
The Santa Rosa Junior College Athletic Hall of Fame remains completely dependent upon the financial support of individuals, families and local businesses. In order to keep costs reasonable while continuing this grand tradition, we are reaching out with a request for your assistance. Please consider becoming a sponsor of the SRJC Athletic Hall of Fame or making a contribution in support of this event. Your generosity is greatly appreciated! Go, Bear Cubs!
Future events scheduled for this year include:
Founded in 1996, the SRJC Hall of Fame has been inducting members who have achieved excellence and high honors as an athlete, team, coach or community member. The Hall of Fame committee is dedicated to recognizing and promoting these deserving nominees at an induction ceremony hosted by the Bear Cub Athletic Trust. Please mark your calendars for the induction of the BCAT's Hall of Fame Class of 2014 which will be held on Saturday March 29th, 2014, at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. The The following people will be inducted this year: Johnnie Walker (Athlete 1960's), Jason Bender (Athlete 1980's), Majell Aterado (Athlete 2000's), Chelsea Hennan (Athlete 2000's), Susan Souksavath (Athlete 2000's), Scott Ware (Athlete 2000's), and Brad "Yogi" Beare (Special Recognition). There will be a no host bar at 5:30pm, with the dinner and awards beginning at 6:30pm. You can purchase your TICKETS online here. Click here for more information on the 2014 Hall of Fame Induction or call 707-527-4237.
The BCAT Committee welcomes the help and support of former SRJC players, family, friends, fans, alumni, and
community members. If you are interested in more information about the BCAT or scheduled events you may
contact Committee Chair, Laurie Beard email@example.com,Vice Chair Terry Stymmel
(664-9335), or Ron Myers, SRJC Dean/Athletic Director, Kinesiology, Athletics and Dance (707-524-1849). You
may also follow this link which will enable you to make a donation to the BCAT General Fund or SRJC
Endowment Fund for Excellence in Athletics http://www.santarosa.edu/foundation/foundation_committees/bearcub.shtml.
Will be held Thursday, October 3, 2013 at the Oakmont Golf Course in Santa Rosa. Time Schedule is as follows: 8:00 a.m., registration and use of the driving range; 10:00 a.m., shot gun start; 3:00 p.m., cocktails; and, 4:00 p.m., dinner and cigar and port bar.
Cost per golfer is $200 and includes: golf, golf cart, tee prizes, raffle tickets, breakfast bar, food and beverages on the course, hosted cocktail hour, dinner and a cigar and port bar after dinner. Dinner only is available for $30.
Tee sponsorships, to any of the sport team or the Bear Cub Athletic Trust, at a cost of $125 each.
For more information and to register, purchase a tee sponsorship and/or donate please go to: https://santarosa.edu/foundation.committees/bearcub.shtml
Looking forward to having you join us.
SRJC Endowment Fund for Excellence in Athletics
In 2006, under the leadership of the Bear Cub Athletic Trust an endowment fund was established to ensure
financial support for the athletic programs in perpetuity. The BCAT initially contributed to start this fund and
continues to makes yearly contributions. Interest is made available yearly to the Kinesiology, Athletics and
Dance Department in support of their needs. If you are interested in making a donation which will have a lasting
impact on our student athletes, you can contact Athletic Director Ron Myers at 707/524-1849; the SRJC
Foundation at 707/527-4348; or you can make a direct donation at the following link.