ABOUT US

ABOUT OUR CAMP AND ABOUT DENNIS

The Dennis Wirgowski Memorial Football Camp for Kids was created by Beth Wirgowski to give back to the community that Dennis loved. The Program aims to teach young football players valuable skills to be used on and off the football field, with a focus on the mental well-being of today's young athletes. The Camp is a one-day FREE Event for kids from 4th to 8th Grade, let by former Professional Football Players and area coaches.

ABOUT DENNIS

wfc logoDennis Wirgowski had deep roots in Bay City and spent his entire life in the Bay City area. Dennis was an outstanding athlete in many sports but excelled at the sport that he loved the most - Football. Dennis was named a Parade Magazine High School All-American football  player in 1965 and was selected to be the captain of this prestigious group.

Dennis led his Bay City Central High School team to a Class A State Championship in 1965 with a 9-0 record.As a result, he received scholarship offers from several of the top universities in the country to play football before deciding to take his talents to Purdue University. He went on to play on a Purdue squad that finished 8-2 for each of his three seasons there. Dennis was drafted in the 9th round of the 1970 NFL draft and went on to have a five-year career in the NFL. He then would return to his native Bay City where he would live until his passing in early 2014.

The Dennis Wirgowski Memorial Football Camp for Kids was created by Beth Wirgowski to give back to the community that Dennis loved in his name. The Dennis Wirgowski Memorial Football Camp aims to teach young football players valuable skills to be used on and off the football field, with a focus on the mental well-being of today's young athletes.

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COMMUNITY PARTNERS

AND SUPPORTERS

MAJOR SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS
Bay City Public Schools
Dow Bay Area Family YMCA
Ronald and Andrea Hassel

SPONSORS AND FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTORS

2016
Ga Heung, Argo Food System, American Foods Group, Keith Obermiller Family, Garra International LTD, Saison Food Service, Summit International, George & Sami Khoury, Dole & Bailey and Bethany Wirgowski

2017
Saginaw Valley State University, Morgan & Kate Burke, Barry Houseal, Diane Teder, NFLPA, Ahmend Nasser, Rami Kurdi, Green Bay Packers, The Glysy Family, Mr. Hot Dog, Ricker's Meat Market, St. Laurent Brothers and Barb Smith. Jack's Meat Market, Bay City Education Association (Rick Meeth), Kokaly's Lawn Sprinklers, McLaren Bay Region, Mark Zanotti, Art & Joanne Nixon, Hugh & Margaret Nixon and SpotLinks Web Development

2018
The Bay City Lions Club, James Lupo, Kevin & Kelly Ricker, Dr. Stephen Bigelow, Kevin & Judy Nixon, Kerry Jezak (State Farm Insurance), John Drzewicki (State Farm Insurance), Bay City Central Marching Band, Bay City Central Football staff & players, Bay City Western Head Coach Chris Willertz, Greg Braman and Bob & Dave Przyblski, and SpotLinks Web Development

2019
The Bay City Lions Club, Ronald & Andrea Hassel, Dr. Stephen Bigelow, Bay City Public School District, Dow Bay Area Family YMCA, Oswald's Bear Ranch, and SpotLinks Web Development

If you or your organization would like to become a Sponsor or Supporter of the Dennis Wirgowski Football Camp for Kids, please contact us at sponsors@wirgowskifootballcamp.com

Letters of Support: Bay City Public Schools, Bay Area Family YMCA

OUR MISSION

Wirgowski Football Camp Mission Statement

The Dennis Wirgowski Football Camp is a non-profit organization aimed at giving the youth of the Great Lakes Bay Region a chance to participate in all aspects of
Play Safe – Play Smart football.

Our Camp’s focus is helping our youth build self-confidence; learn responsibility and teamwork in a controlled environment. The Camp provides a structurally safe and secured environment for the participant’s life skills.

Our Goal is to teach fundamentals of football in an atmosphere
where FUN is the keyword in fundamental!

1407 Taylor
Bay City, MI 48708-8280