The fifth annual Sam Houston Volleyball golf fundraiser sponsored by Mitcham Industries, Inc., will take place Friday April 27 at Raven Nest Golf Course in Huntsville.

Funds raised from the tournament go to  Bearkat Volleyball enrichment to help ensure the success of the program.

"Sam Houston volleyball had a great season last fall, both on the floor and in the classroom," Bearkat volleyball head coach Brenda Gray said. "We finished third in the Southland Conference with an 18-13 overall record. Our girls also excelled academically, producing a team grade point average of 3.47, the top mark among all 17 sports in the athletic department."

The 2011 Sam Houston volleyball team earned its fifth consecutive Southland Conference post-season tournament berth and reached the semifinals of the event in Conway, Arkansas.

"All our accomplishments would not be possible without the support from our supporters who participate in our various fundraisers," Gray said. "We would love for you and your business to help us by sponsoring one of the 18 holes on the course or bying playing in a foursome in the scramble.  The tournament is a great all-around event. The highlight is a meet-and-greet luncheon with our current Sam Houston volleyball players."

The Volleyball Golf Fundraiser will feature contests for longest drive and closest to the pin with great prizes.

An entry form with complete tournament information is available as an Adobe PDF by clicking the link at the top of this story.

For more information, please contact Ellen Andrews, assistant volleyball coach at (936) 294-3596.