Wake Forest Accepting Nominations for Local Heroes

Oct. 1, 2012

Online Nomination Form

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Do you know someone who is a local hero in the Piedmont Triad? Whether it's someone who has excelled at military service in the far parts of the globe or a young person who has helped at the neighborhood level, Wake Forest Athletics is seeking nominations of local heroes.

Wake Forest Athletics will review all nominations and select finalists who will be recognized during the upcoming football and basketball seasons. Finalists will be recognized on the football field or basketball court in front of Demon Deacon fans and also will be featured on in-game video boards.

Nominations are open to persons of all ages, including students and student groups. Nominees do not have to be a Wake Forest student, graduate or employee to be considered.

To nominate someone for the Wake Forest Athletics local hero recognition program, please click here.

"We launched a similar but more informal program last year to recognize local heroes that we identified ourselves," said Mike Odom, Wake Forest Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing and Promotions. "It proved to be widely popular among fans, so we decided to formalize the nomination process. The online nomination is short and simple to use."

"There's no shortage of local heroes, whether teachers, police officers or someone who has done a particularly special good deed," said Odom. "Wake Forest Athletics wants to do its part by saying `thanks' to those helping our local community and allowing our fans to show their own appreciation at upcoming football and basketball games."

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