Spring Has Sprung at Wake Forest

04/08/15

The Reynolda Campus in the spring is undoubtedly one of my favorite places. The blooming flowers and trees at every corner create a lovely landscape, and the daffodils and tulips lining the Wake Forest Drive entrance serve as a happy welcoming party each time I enter campus.

Many of our fans and donors come to campus during the fall, but if you haven’t visited recently in the spring I would urge you to do so. Not only will you find a beautiful campus bustling with activity, you will find our spring sports in full swing.

On a recent spring weekend, I took my 13 and nine-year olds to the Wake Forest Open hosted on our campus at Kentner Stadium. The track and field meet featured 36 teams from the east coast. Track meets offer a host of activities to keep fans entertained. The running events happen simultaneously with pole-vaulting, long jumping, and throws events like discuss, shot put and the hammer throw.

With a short drive over to the Wake Forest Tennis Complex next to BB&T Field, we were able to take in a men’s tennis match featuring two top twenty teams as the Deacs hosted Virginia Tech. It is wonderful to see construction for new seating underway, made possible through the generosity of the Southern family and others, at the Leighton Courts. Getting “up close and personal” at a college tennis match is quite entertaining and exhilarating, and our family definitely had an enjoyable afternoon cheering the Deacs on to victory.

After a quick stroll over to the Wake Forest Baseball Park, we were able to see the Deacons take on nationally ranked Miami in a weekend baseball series. The Wake Forest baseball team is off to its best start in several years, and the games are definitely entertaining to watch.

As you can see, there is an incredible amount of activity happening on campus this spring, including this coming weekend, April 10-12, which will feature more great opportunities for action in multiple sports.

On Friday, the Wake Forest men’s tennis team matches up against Miami at 4 p.m. at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex. The Spring Game for football starts at 3 p.m. on Saturday at BB&T Field. The game is free and open to the public, so we hope to have a good crowd in attendance. As a special benefit, we are planning to open the Flow Lexus Club Level for all Deacon Club members to enjoy the game in luxury.

I always enjoy the Spring Game because it is a great way to get a sneak peak into the future of Wake Forest football. Finally, on Sunday our women’s tennis team takes on NC State at 11 a.m. and the men play North Carolina at 2 p.m. Seeing our teams in action and visiting while the campus abloom cannot be beat. I hope to see you there!

Go Deacs!

Barry