From Barry Faircloth

A Graduation Reflection

06/20/17

In enjoying these warm summer days, it’s hard to believe that it’s already been over a month since Commencement 2017 occurred. Graduation is a thought-provoking time in many ways, not just for the students, but for myself and the staff, as well. While our graduating student-athletes reflect on their overall Wake Forest experiences and lookRead more »

Former Student-Athletes Pay It Forward

06/16/17

On April 27, the Deacon Club launched its first-ever Former Student-Athlete Giving Challenge. This initiative stemmed from the idea of wanting to further engage our student-athlete alumni, all while creating a fun competition for them, as well as the coaches, to partake in. Through this challenge, each sport was competing in three separate categories, eachRead more »

May 31 Is Not Only a Giving Deadline, but an Opportunity

05/22/17

As our spring sports approach post-season play and our personal calendars begin filling up with summer travel and vacation plans, May feels like a month when one chapter closes and another opens. From a college athletics standpoint, we start thinking about graduation and celebrating the student-athletes who have earned a degree and are leaving campusRead more »

Turning a Vision into Reality

05/04/17

April 20 marked the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Sutton Sports Performance Center and Shah Basketball Complex. These facilities comprise the final phases of the Sports Performance Complex, which consists of McCreary Field House, Doc Martin Practice Fields, Shah Basketball Complex and Sutton Sports Performance Center, with a total project cost of $70 million. The nightRead more »

The Key to Our Success

04/03/17

As you have hopefully seen by now, the Deacon Club has reached a momentous milestone in raising over $200 million since July 2010. When I think about how we have achieved this level of success, one of the first things that comes to mind is the support of our volunteers. From serving on our boardsRead more »

Your Support Helps Us Win

03/08/17

As I write this newsletter, I am in New York for the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Demon Deacons entered the tournament with expectations to clinch an NCAA Tournament berth. With the win over Boston College yesterday, our fans are giddy with excitement to watch our Deacons play against Virginia Tech tonight. As of now,Read more »

Where Will Wake Forest Athletics Take You?

02/13/17

As the Deacon Club aims to realize our vision of Developing Champions, we help provide operating support to our programs in addition to the many resources necessary for our student-athletes to succeed, which includes state-of-the-art facilities for both practice and competition. With that said, we also strive to create the ability for donors and fansRead more »

Deacon Club Says Thanks with Signature Events

02/10/17

Over the past two weekends, the Deacon Club has hosted a couple of very special events. Our fifth annual Stewardship Brunch was held on January 28, while we celebrated Deacon Club Appreciation Day on February 4, leading us perfectly into the start of Stewardship Month, which we celebrate throughout the entirety of February. As IRead more »

A Fitting End to a Wonderful Career

01/11/17

A half-hour after the exhilarating Military Bowl game ended, the Faircloth family of 17 strong were exiting the stadium and walking to the Deacon Club shuttle bus to head back to Washington, D.C. We had previously planned a celebration dinner for our family to commemorate Big Daddy’s 452 consecutive Wake Forest football game, his finalRead more »

Deacon Club Donation Deadline Moving to May 31

01/04/17

Since the launch of the Wake Will Campaign in 2013, our donors have made a commitment to invest in Wake Forest Athletics at a level never before seen. The results are clear: enhanced facilities completed or underway for every program and forward momentum across our department. With the extension of the Wake Will Campaign throughRead more »

Everything You Need to Know About the Military Bowl

12/09/16

The Military Bowl is an early Christmas present for Wake Forest fans. I firmly believe in the statement that “any bowl is a good bowl”, but we truly couldn’t be happier about landing the Military Bowl and having the great opportunity to take on a ranked opponent on December 27 in Annapolis. As told byRead more »