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June 30 Deadline Approaches

06/08/16

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

05/18/16

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

05/02/16

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 »

Wake Forest Tennis Breaks Ground on Southern Family Court Seating

04/26/16

Winston-Salem, N.C.—Wake Forest Athletics began work this month on phase two of the expansive Wake Forest Tennis Complex initiative. Phase two, the Southern Family Court Seating at the Leighton Team Courts, involves the construction of 718 permanent, chair-back seats around all six collegiate courts/Winston-Salem Open practice courts. An impressive $1.75 million was raised including aRead more »

John Gerring Says It’s “Simple Enough”

02/29/16

By John Lambert John Gerring was sixteen years old when his dad got a phone call from Jim Weaver, the golf coach and Athletic Director at Wake Forest. His dad, the golf pro at the Blair Park Club in High Point, told his son that Wake Forest was interested in his attending the college onRead more »

Deacons Celebrate Dedication of McCreary Field House

02/25/16

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest University on Wednesday formally cut the ribbon on McCreary Field House, the new indoor practice facility for Demon Deacon athletics. The 80,000-square foot structure features a 120-yard football field and weightlifting facilities for the Deacon football team. McCreary Field House is the first phase of a planned $58 million projectRead more »

Creating Life-Changing Relationships through Stewardship

02/16/16

The annual Deacon Club Stewardship Brunch is always a special event where we honor the generosity of our scholarship donors and celebrate the successes of our student-athletes. This year’s Stewardship Brunch was an especially exciting event as we were able to have Wake Forest football alum Ovie Mughelli return to campus as our special guestRead more »

Fourth Annual Stewardship Brunch Celebrates Scholarship Donors

02/10/16

Winston-Salem, N.C.—Nearly 300 student-athletes, coaches and donors gathered in the Snead Room in Bridger Field House on Saturday for the fourth annual Stewardship Brunch, hosted by the Deacon Club in honor of scholarship donors. Those in attendance helped fund scholarships for over 350 Wake Forest student-athletes through the establishment of endowed athletic scholarships and contributionsRead more »

Ballpark Named for David F. Couch

02/09/16

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — During Saturday’s ceremonial groundbreaking for the $9.5M initial phase of Wake Forest baseball’s new Player Development Center, Wake Forest Athletics announced that the Wake Forest baseball park has been named David F. Couch Ballpark in honor of former baseball player David Couch (’84). Couch, a longtime supporter of Wake Forest Athletics andRead more »

2016 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament in Washington, D.C.

01/11/16

The ACC Tournament is the premier conference tournament for men’s basketball and this year the tournament will be returning to the nation’s capitol of Washington, D.C. The 20,000-seat Verizon Center, which previously hosted the 2005 tournament, will be home to the 2016 tournament. The fourteen-game tournament will open on Tuesday, March 8 with the finalsRead more »

New Year, New Facilities

12/04/15

As we wind down 2015 it is simply amazing to see the progress in our athletic facilities as an integral part of the Wake Will Campaign. The construction progress on campus is unprecedented and provides excitement for the facilities that will shape the future of Wake Forest Athletics. Wake Forest Baseball Project The latest projectRead more »