Bearkat Athletics and Sam Houston State University Student Activities will host the Bearkat Barbeque Cook-Off on Wednesday at the Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum.
The cook-off takes place before the men’s basketball team takes on McNeese State University.
The cook-off is a way of promoting basketball and making students more aware of the events that take place at SHSU, according to the Assistant Director for Traditions and Special Events Steven Begnaud.
There will be at least 20 different groups participating in the barbeque cook-off. HEB will serve as a corporate sponsor.
Bearkat Athletics will also have several local apartment complexes cooking and giving out promotional items.
Participants will be expected to arrive at 2 p.m. on competition day.
A team of three judges will decide on the winner. Judging will start at 5:30 p.m., so if you’re not ready, we’re not going to wait, according to Begnaud.
Registered participants will each receive a $20 gift card and cash prizes will be awarded to the winners of each category.
The cook-off begins at 5:30 p.m. for those who plan to attend.
All members of the SHSU community are welcome to attend and the event is free of charge.
“It’s just a way to bring the community together,” Begnaud said.
Participants should bring their Bearkat One Card. For more information about the cook-off contact StudentActivities@shsu.edu or call 936-294-3861.