From Barry Faircloth

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 »

It is Now Time to ROLL!

11/21/16

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, $34 million Sutton Sports Performance Center, which also included the renovated Doc MartinRead more »

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

11/01/16

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 »

Football Wins Lift All Spirits

10/14/16

I write this article after returning home from Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday, September 10. Wake Forest football beat Duke 24-14 which represented a major step on the ladder to return Wake Forest football to championship form. The progress of the football program was very evident by the performance of our team on the fieldRead more »

Sports Performance Center Match Nears Finish Line

10/05/16

Since the 2015 football signing day, we have been working on a match campaign generously put forth by Ben Sutton and Bob McCreary in order to fund the Sports Performance Center (SPC). Bob and Ben contributed $5 million each and will match up to $10 million if Wake Forest can raise $20 million. We quicklyRead more »

It Takes You to Develop a Champion

09/06/16

As we embark on a new academic year, I find myself reflecting on the past, present and future of Wake Forest Athletics. I could not be more excited about our plans to grow our athletic programs, and I know our future is bright. The 2015-16 fiscal year brought so much success in a variety ofRead more »

Fundraising Momentum Continues for Wake Forest Athletics

09/01/16

As I look back on the 2015-16 giving year – and really the past three years – I think of only one word: Momentum. Thanks to the generosity of Deacon Club members like you, we are seeing a building boom unlike anything Wake Forest Athletics has ever witnessed. You are truly helping us transform theRead more »

End of the 2016 Giving Year is Fast Approaching

06/21/16

It is with great pride and gratitude that I report that we are having another record-breaking fundraising year for our athletic programs. It is because of the continued generosity of our donors that we have been able to achieve these impressive results for the last two years. When comparing our fundraising results to our fellowRead more »

June 30 Deadline Approaches

06/08/16

Deadlines. We hear about deadlines constantly. Whether they are at work, with our kids, or simply paying our bills, it seems we always have another deadline placed in front of us. This time, our deadline is the Deacon Club’s June 30 giving deadline. This one is different, in my mind. It’s one of the fewRead more »

Affinity Fundraising’s Significant Impact on Wake Forest Athletics

05/18/16

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 »