Arnold Palmer Honored on Football Field at Wake Forest

October 7, 2016
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Tributes to The King are still pouring in almost two weeks after his death at the end of September.

Arnold Palmer’s alma mater, Wake Forest University, will honor the late golf pioneer by decorating the school’s football field and team uniforms with Palmer’s iconic umbrella logo. A banner will be available for fans to share their memories of The King during the Demon Deacons’ game against the Syracuse Orange on Saturday evening.

Wake Forest released the following statement: “All competitive athletic fields … will have Palmer’s distinctive multi-color umbrella logo on or near the playing surface. All Athletic teams will sport a logo honoring Palmer on all jerseys. The Demon Deacon football team will have a helmet sticker honoring Palmer. The Wake Forest football team will carry a flag bearing the umbrella logo when it takes the field for all remaining football games.”

Palmer played golf at Wake Forest for several years but never earned his diploma, leaving to serve in the Coast Guard before graduating but not before winning two individual NCAA championships for the Demon Deacons.