The Bishop Dwenger football team and the Euell A. Wilson Center teamed up for a youth football camp this past week.
Twenty youngsters in second to seventh grade rode a bus from the Euell A. Wilson Center on Oxford Street to Bishop Dwenger for two mornings. This is the second year the two groups have joined up for this summer activity.
Bishop Dwenger teacher and assistant coach Mike Obergfell came up with the idea for the camp after spending some time tutoring at the center as part of a graduate course he was taking at IPFW.
The campers are coached by Dwenger varsity players on football skills. The second day is like the first, but the participants are tested in the punt, pass and kick stations, as well as being timed in the 40-yard dash.
At the camp's conclusion, participants receive a certificate signed by the high school players. Head coach Chris Svarczkopf and assistant John Porter were also involved with the camp.
The Euell A. Wilson Center is named in honor of the late Bishop Dwenger student and football standout from the early 1990s, who died while in college.
Shirley Woods, Euell's mother, started the center as a way to keep Euell's memory alive by offering children who might be at risk the opportunity to participate in wholesome, character-building after-school activities to help them succeed in life.
To learn more about the Euell Wilson Center and how you can help, visit their website http://www.eawcenter.org/WhatWeDo.asp.