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Performance Nutrition Becomes New Priority

07/05/17

The link between healthy eating and performance is no secret. Proper nutrition is critical, not only for optimal athletic performance in competition, but also for enhancing recovery efforts.  Since 2014 when the NCAA lifted restrictions on how much and how often Division I schools can feed student-athletes, collegiate athletic programs across the country have begunRead more »

Thank You from the Class of 2017

05/15/17

A special message from Luisa Fernandez on behalf of student-athletes of the Class of 2017… Over the course of my four years at Wake Forest, it seems as though each year has been more special than the last. As I reflect on my time here, I truly could not be more grateful for the amazingRead more »

740 Thank You Cards, One Epic Competition

04/03/17

With March Madness taking place and spring sports in full swing, this time of year provides plenty of exciting competition. With that said, we’ve had quite the competition of our own taking place here at the Deacon Club between a couple of our volunteers. Todd Lynch (’98) and Anthony Tang (’11), members of our AthleticRead more »

Wake Forest Athletics Breaks Ground on Renovations to Soccer Practice Complex

04/03/17

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 »

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 »

Deacon Club Hosts Fifth Annual Stewardship Brunch to Honor Scholarship Donors

02/14/17

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Deacon Club hosted its fifth annual Stewardship Brunch on Saturday, January 28 in celebration of Athletic scholarship donors and all of the support they provide to Wake Forest student-athletes. Over 300 donors, coaches and student-athletes gathered in the Snead Room at Bridger Field House to partake in this wonderful event. Student-athletesRead 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 »

Deacon Club Membership Renewal Deadline Moving to May 31

12/29/16

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.—The Deacon Club has announced that its annual membership renewal deadline will be moved from June 30 to May 31—beginning with May 31, 2017. Since the launch of the Wake Will Campaign in 2013, Deacon Club donors have made a commitment to invest in Wake Forest Athletics at a level never before seen. TheRead 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 »

Student-Athletes Express Gratitude to Donors at Annual Thank-A-Thon

12/08/16

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Deacon Club hosted its annual Thank-A-Thon this November, where student-athletes had the opportunity to show their appreciation to more than 4,500 donors. The Thank-A-Thon took place on three separate nights throughout the month. During this time, over 130 student-athletes from 14 different teams gathered to thank Deacon Club supporters for allRead more »