Everything You Need to Know About the Military Bowl


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


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 »

It is Now Time to ROLL!


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 »

Allan Head (’66, JD ’69) Receives 2016 Pete Moffitt Courage Award


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Allan Head, former Wake Forest hurdler, was honored on Saturday with the Pete Moffitt Courage Award. Established in 2012, the Pete Moffitt Courage Award is given in recognition of Wake Forest alumnus Pete Moffitt, and the tremendous courage he displayed while battling ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The award is given annuallyRead more »

Football Wins Lift All Spirits


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


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 »

Deacon Club Set to Launch New “Develop a Champion” Campaign


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Deacon Club is calling on all friends and fans of Wake Forest to help spread the word about “Develop a Champion”, the new Deacon Club Annual Fund campaign launching on August 29. The campaign, which will include a video, website, emails and social media, will provide a unique and interactive lookRead more »

Cook Griffin (’65) to Receive Gene Hooks Achievement Award


Winston-Salem, N.C. – Cook Griffin (’65), former Executive Director of the Deacon Club, will be honored with the Gene Hooks Achievement Award during the Hall of Fame Dinner on September 16. The award recognizes a former Wake Forest coach, staff member, student-athlete, trainer or manager who has exhibited traits of integrity, charity and leadership andRead more »

End of the 2016 Giving Year is Fast Approaching


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


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


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 »

A Spring Tour of Wake Forest


I recently took a couple on a tour of the Reynolda Campus on a beautiful spring day. The campus was bustling with activity. I have stated many times that our campus is in the process of a magnificent transformation. There are so many new places to visit and things to see at Dear Old WakeRead more »