Sep 8, 2012; Winston Salem, NC, USA The Wake Forest Demon Deacons hold up helmets after defeating the North Carolina Tar Heels at BB&T field. Wake defeated the Heels 28-27. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Wake Forest alum Bob McCreary donates $7.5 million to athletics department

Man, with so much money being involved, you should probably call it a dough-nation.

(No. You shouldn’t. Sorry.)

Wake Forest officials announced Wednesday that Bob McCreary, an alum who played football for the Demon Deacons, has donated $7.5 million to the university’s athletics department. The money is expected to go towards the construction of a new 95,000 square-foot building that will house conditioning facilities for all Wake sports and serve as the administrative home base for the football team.

President Nathan O. Hatch thanked McCreary for the generous gift:

“Bob came to Wake Forest in 1957 on a football scholarship, and he has never forgotten the power of a transformative gift on a young student-athlete. Bob personifies the success brought by hard work and dedication and the generosity inspired by passion and Pro Humanitate. We appreciate his magnificent gift to the sports performance center, which will enable future generations of student-athletes to compete at the highest levels.”

Personally, I can’t wait to give back to my alma mater. Unfortunately for them, the donation will probably only be large enough to buy some new forks in the dining hall.

[Source: College Football Talk]

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