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 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
Future events scheduled for this year include:
On Sunday May 5th, 2013 at the Day Under the Oaks festivities, the BCAT will be hosting a golf ball drop at 12:45pm on the lawn southeast of Pioneer Hall, adjacent to the main stage. Previous prizes total over $7,000. Consecutively numbered golf balls will be dropped form a height of 30 feet, and he four golf balls closest to the pin, win. Balls can be purchased for the following: $25 for 1 ball, $50 for three balls, $75 for 5 balls, and/or $100 for seven balls. Click here for official rules and more information, you can also call 707-843-6744.
The SRJC Hall of Fame has been inducting members since 1996, and will held Saturday, March 10th, 2012, at the Fountaingrove Inn, no host cocktails at 5:30pm, followed by dinner and induction ceremony at 6:30pm. Tickets are $60. Call 527-4237 for more information. SRJC will be inducting five members into the Athletic Hall of Fame this year including: Byron Craighead (Special Recognition), SRJC Athletic Trainer for 36 years; Trina Cox (Athlete from 2000's), SRJC track and cross country; Tom Daniels (Athlete from 1950's), track and field; Jason Craighead (Athlete form 1990's) swimming and water polo; and David Montano (Athlete from 1980's) wrestling.You can click on the following link to purchase tickets: .https://www.santarosa.edu/foundation/foundation_committees/bearcub.shtml
Additional information on the above events will be posted on our web page as soon as all details are confirmed.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org,Vice Chair Terry Stymmel
(664-9335), or Jim Forkum, 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.
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 Jim Forkum at 707/524-1849; the SRJC
Foundation at 707/527-4348; or you can make a direct donation at the following link.