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 all that they do for Wake Forest Athletics. Throughout the three nights, more than 3,800 calls were made and nearly 700 cards were hand-signed by the student-athletes in attendance, which will be mailed to those donors who were unable to be reached.

Rhona Sherrill, Deacon Club donor and Board of Directors member, shares, “The annual Thank-A-Thon is one of my favorite events put on by the Deacon Club. As donors, we are investing in Wake Forest student-athletes and teams, and having the opportunity to have a conversation with someone who your donation is directly impacting is truly special. Getting to hear how thankful these student-athletes are and how much the opportunity to study and compete at Wake Forest means to them is a great reminder of why I continue to give.”

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