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Let’s Take it to the Next Level

10/05/17

Five weeks into the athletic season, I cannot remember being more excited about the direction of our programs. Coming off last year, that’s saying a lot. In many ways, last year marked a new level of success for Wake Forest Athletics and the Deacon Club. Three programs finished in the top 10 in their respectiveRead more »

Dr. Wiley Doby Named 2017 Pete Moffitt Courage Award Recipient

09/25/17

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – On Saturday, September 16, Dr. Wiley Doby (’70, PHD ’84, P ’02) was recognized as the 2017 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, P ’19), and the tremendous courage he displayed whileRead more »

The Impact of Your Support

09/14/17

It’s hard to believe that the fall sports season is already upon us. Many of our teams have had an exciting start to the year—football is 2-0, volleyball won the Wake Forest Invitational and men’s soccer, women’s soccer and field hockey are nationally ranked. As I look at our recent successes, I can’t help butRead more »

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 »