Fan Ambassador Programs Continue to Grow


For the third straight year, Demon Deacon supporters will notice a special section of fans behind one of the baskets at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Section 113, right behind the basket above the tunnel where Wake Forest takes the floor, will be reserved for underprivileged youth groups from the surrounding community. Tim WelbornRead more »

Show your Demon Deacon Pride


As our new Director of Athletics John Currie has hit the ground running, he is delivering a clear message to our various constituents—wear black and gold, attend more games, and demand the ACC Network from your cable or satellite provider. The key takeaway of his message is resonating with our fans—be proud to be aRead more »

A Legacy to Remember


On Sunday, January 14, 2007 at 8:00 a.m., my wife, Beth, and daughters Spencer (age 7), Sophie (age 5) and Olivia (age 1) waited anxiously in the Pepsi Lot of the LJVM Coliseum. Spencer rested on my shoulders and Ron Wellman was standing in front of me as the countdown for the demolition of theRead more »

Athletic Scholarship Donors Honored at Seventh Annual Scholarship Brunch


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Deacon Club hosted its seventh annual Scholarship Brunch on Saturday, January 26 in celebration of athletic scholarship donors and the generous support they provide to Wake Forest student-athletes. More than 350 donors, student-athletes and coaches gathered at Bridger Field House for this special event. Helping portray the impact made through scholarshipRead more »

Deacs Day of Giving 2019: Spread the Word!


When I walked into my first meeting as part of the Volunteer Army through the Athletic Advisory Council in 2014, I thought I would at least get to see some “behind-the-scenes” facilities plans and maybe make a connection or two with someone else on the council. Hopefully, I might be able to share an ideaRead more »

Jim “Butch” Williams Honored as 2018 Pete Moffitt Courage Award Recipient


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The late Jim “Butch” Williams (’62, JD ’66) was honored as the 2018 recipient of the Pete Moffitt Courage Award. Established in 2012, the Pete Moffitt Courage Award is given in recognition of Wake Forest alumnus, Pete Moffitt (’84), and the tremendous courage he displayed while battling ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease.Read more »

Chris Paul’s Impactful Summer in Winston-Salem


At some point during each summer, assuming he is not preparing for the Olympics or any other international competition, you can find Chris Paul back in his hometown of Winston-Salem. One would think that this time would be filled with plenty of rest and relaxation for an NBA superstar preparing for another grueling 82-game season,Read more »

Investing in Our Future


Nearly ten years ago, Don Flow (MBA ’83) first approached the Athletic Department with a big idea. He envisioned Winston-Salem as an epicenter for world-class tennis at both the collegiate and professional levels. At that point, the tennis teams were competing on campus at the Leighton Tennis Stadium, which only had five courts. It quicklyRead more »

Thank You from the Class of 2018


A special message from Karlee Spirit on behalf of student-athletes of the Class of 2018… As I reflect on my four years as a student-athlete at Wake Forest University, I cannot help but think back to my 18-year-old self and the day I signed my letter of intent. At that point, I could tell WakeRead more »

Celebrating a Class of Champions


The month of May is always a bittersweet time. While there are currently many exciting things happening—from the Deacon Club’s first-ever Deacs Day of Giving to the continued progress on the construction of the Sutton Sports Performance Center and Shah Basketball Complex—May also marks the point that we have to say goodbye to a classRead more »

From Madison Overbey: The Impact of the Volunteer Army


Two months ago, Director of Athletics, Ron Wellman stood before a crowded room of people and posed a powerful question: “Do you make an impact?” There is no doubt the Volunteer Army is making a tremendous impact on Wake Forest Athletics. Rewind for a moment back to 2010. Wake Forest is about to launch aRead more »