Wake Forest University will pay tribute to one of its most important alums on Saturday when the Demon Deacons take the athletic field.
The North Carolina school has painted its athletics fields -- including their football field -- with Arnold Palmer umbrella logos in honor of the 87-year-old who passed away on Sept. 25 from heart complications. The sports teams will also have the umbrella logo on its jerseys in the form of a patch, and the football team will also have an umbrella logo sticker on their helmets.
Wake Forest to honor alum Arnold Palmer with logos on fields and jerseys. Football will have helmet stickers. Fans can sign banner Saturday. pic.twitter.com/1z6eLbvnUh
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The Deacons take to BB&T Field on Saturday to face off against Syracuse in football. Ahead of the game, the university athletic department will honor Palmer in a pre-game ceremony.
Palmer is already a prominent name and presence on the Wake Forest campus. There is a statue of him on campus -- the only such one -- in addition to a dorm and the university's golf complex being named after the seven-time major champion.