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May 31 Is Not Only a Giving Deadline, but an Opportunity

05/22/17

As our spring sports approach post-season play and our personal calendars begin filling up with summer travel and vacation plans, May feels like a month when one chapter closes and another opens. From a college athletics standpoint, we start thinking about graduation and celebrating the student-athletes who have earned a degree and are leaving campusRead 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 »

Turning a Vision into Reality

05/04/17

April 20 marked the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Sutton Sports Performance Center and Shah Basketball Complex. These facilities comprise the final phases of the Sports Performance Complex, which consists of McCreary Field House, Doc Martin Practice Fields, Shah Basketball Complex and Sutton Sports Performance Center, with a total project cost of $70 million. The nightRead 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 »

Your Support Helps Us Win

03/08/17

As I write this newsletter, I am in New York for the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Demon Deacons entered the tournament with expectations to clinch an NCAA Tournament berth. With the win over Boston College yesterday, our fans are giddy with excitement to watch our Deacons play against Virginia Tech tonight. As of now,Read 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 »

A Fitting End to a Wonderful Career

01/11/17

A half-hour after the exhilarating Military Bowl game ended, the Faircloth family of 17 strong were exiting the stadium and walking to the Deacon Club shuttle bus to head back to Washington, D.C. We had previously planned a celebration dinner for our family to commemorate Big Daddy’s 452 consecutive Wake Forest football game, his finalRead more »