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 »

The Impact of Your Support: Today, Tomorrow and Forever


While we all know that Wake Forest is an incredibly unique and special place, it is always amazing to hear new stories about the various ways in which people are positively impacted by their experiences with the University and our athletic programs. Whether it’s an alumnus, a parent, a donor or a fan, it seemsRead more »

Deacon Club Honors Scholarship Donors at Sixth Annual Stewardship Brunch


  WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – This February marked the Deacon Club’s sixth annual Stewardship Brunch, which is held each year in celebration of athletic scholarship donors and the generous support they provide to Wake Forest student-athletes. Nearly 350 donors, coaches and student-athletes gathered at Bridger Field House for this fan-favorite event. The 2018 Stewardship Brunch wasRead more »

4.8 Million LEDs, One Big Transformation


The 2017-18 men’s and women’s basketball season has ushered in a dramatic change for our fans. This summer, the $4 million LED display transformation project was completed, featuring: an entirely new centerhung configuration with a 360 degree LED ring above the four main displays, 360 degree ribbon boards, LED scorer’s tables, vomitory LEDs, four cornerRead more »

From Mike Piscetelli: A Reflection on the 2017 Belk Bowl


Although we are now well into the New Year, there is certainly a lot to be proud of when looking back at the fall, especially the final days of 2017 with the Deacs’ appearance in the Belk Bowl. It’s been a little-known fact that Wake Forest fans fully support their football team when it comesRead more »

Deacon Connectors: A New Initiative


For the past few weeks, our Deacon Club team has been reading “The Power of Who.” The central theme of this book is that, rather than searching far and wide for new contacts to help us succeed, we already know everyone we need to know to achieve our desired goals. This message alludes to theRead more »

Inside the Boardroom 2017: Earl Beasley (’73, P ’07)


Over the course of the next several months, members of the Board of Directors’ (BOD) Communications Committee will be participating in a Q&A, where they share updates on various Board of Directors and Deacon Club happenings. Be sure to read this special section each month to stay in the know with all the latest news.Read more »

Making a Difference in Our Community


This year the Athletic Department—through a collaborative effort between the Ticket Office, Sales Team, Deacon Club and Community Outreach group—has made strides toward providing our local community with the opportunity to attend home football and men’s basketball games via two special programs made possible by the generous support of donors and fans. Coaches’ Kids, whichRead more »

Let’s Take it to the Next Level


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 »