Campaign News

Wake Forest Athletics Breaks Ground on Renovations to Soccer Practice Complex


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest Athletics began work this month on renovations to the Soccer Practice Complex. Renovations include two new natural grass fields with upgraded drainage and irrigation systems; upgraded practice field lighting and sound system; new practice field poles and netting; a new brick and ornamental fence wall along Polo Road, including four newRead more »

Wake Forest Athletics to Break Ground on Sutton Sports Performance Center & Basketball Player Development Center


In December 2013, Wake Forest Athletics embarked on the most ambitious fundraising initiative in our history. The project was the game-changing Sports Performance Complex and the fundraising goal was a jaw-dropping $68 million. The complex included the $21 million McCreary Field House, $37 million Sutton Sports Performance Center, which also included the renovated Doc MartinRead more »

Affinity Fundraising’s Significant Impact on Wake Forest Athletics


The word affinity is used to describe a feeling of closeness or understanding that someone has for another person or group because of their similar qualities, ideas or interests. Affinity has played a big role in the recent success that several Wake Forest groups are having in raising significant funds for Wake Forest Athletics. AsRead more »

A Spring Tour of Wake Forest


I recently took a couple on a tour of the Reynolda Campus on a beautiful spring day. The campus was bustling with activity. I have stated many times that our campus is in the process of a magnificent transformation. There are so many new places to visit and things to see at Dear Old WakeRead more »

Wake Forest Tennis Breaks Ground on Southern Family Court Seating


Winston-Salem, N.C.—Wake Forest Athletics began work this month on phase two of the expansive Wake Forest Tennis Complex initiative. Phase two, the Southern Family Court Seating at the Leighton Team Courts, involves the construction of 718 permanent, chair-back seats around all six collegiate courts/Winston-Salem Open practice courts. An impressive $1.75 million was raised including aRead more »

Deacons Celebrate Dedication of McCreary Field House


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest University on Wednesday formally cut the ribbon on McCreary Field House, the new indoor practice facility for Demon Deacon athletics. The 80,000-square foot structure features a 120-yard football field and weightlifting facilities for the Deacon football team. McCreary Field House is the first phase of a planned $58 million projectRead more »

Ballpark Named for David F. Couch


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — During Saturday’s ceremonial groundbreaking for the $9.5M initial phase of Wake Forest baseball’s new Player Development Center, Wake Forest Athletics announced that the Wake Forest baseball park has been named David F. Couch Ballpark in honor of former baseball player David Couch (’84). Couch, a longtime supporter of Wake Forest Athletics andRead more »

Supporting the Sports Performance Center


We are at a defining moment in the history of Wake Forest Athletics. With three months left in the Sports Performance Center match, we are at 85 percent of our overall project goal of $58 million, having raised more than $49 million. These numbers are astounding and represent more than 1,000 gifts that range fromRead more »

New Year, New Facilities


As we wind down 2015 it is simply amazing to see the progress in our athletic facilities as an integral part of the Wake Will Campaign. The construction progress on campus is unprecedented and provides excitement for the facilities that will shape the future of Wake Forest Athletics. Wake Forest Baseball Project The latest projectRead more »

Wake Forest Baseball Breaks Ground on Player Development Center


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest Athletics began work on Monday on the first phase of a planned $14 million player development center. Construction of the $9.5 million initial phase was made possible by the gifts of a number of generous donors When complete, the state-of-the-art, 41,000 square foot facility will include a team locker room,Read more »

A Letter from Ron Wellman – March 2015


If you have had the opportunity to visit our campus recently, you have no doubt seen the significant impact that the success of “Wake Will: The Campaign for Wake Forest” is already having on the athletic department. With two projects actively under construction on the Reynolda campus, another project at the tennis complex slated toRead more »

Join us for the McCreary Field House Groundbreaking Ceremony


Dear Deacon Club members, Thanks to your loyal support, I am happy to announce that history was made on several fundraising fronts during the 2013-14 giving year. Your generous contributions led to unprecedented success in our final fundraising results, and I have never been as encouraged heading into a new academic and fiscal year asRead more »