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Warriors football association lists information

The Brainerd Warrior Football Association has announced information about the offseason and upcoming 2011 season.

Middle school 

program support

For the second straight year the BWFA will fund the middle school program.

Last year middle school players and their families received a $50 reduction in activity fees when they registered for football.

The $50 reduction was automatically applied when families registered for the 2011 season.

Parent communication

If you have access to email, please email the BWFA at Identify yourself and your son (name and year in school). We have a parent email group to help with communication. 

Komen Brainerd Lakes 

Race for the Cure

BWFA will man a water break station for racers June 25. For more information contact Brian Gapinski at

All-star football game

The Warriors have two players who will participate in the game. Jordan Hayes and Joe Haig have been selected by the Minnesota Football Coaches Association. The game will be at 7 p.m. June 25 at TCF Bank Stadium on the campus of the University of Minnesota. Head coaches are Ron Stolski of Brainerd (North) and Dave Nelson of Minnetonka (South).

Gophers at Cragun’s

New head football coach Jerry Kill will be at Cragun’s July 8, sponsored by the Brainerd Sports Boosters Club.

Team apparel

Football clothing (team sweatshirts, T-shirts, hats, etc.) may be ordered at The Warrior school store will not operate next school year. 

Gold Cards

Warrior Gold Cards are the BWFA’s major fundraising program. Football will be the only sport selling cards this fall. Players in grades 7-12 will be selling cards beginning Aug. 15. 

Gold cards are a way to support the team and receive discounts at local merchants. 

Warrior Gold Card requests can also be made at

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Warrior football players are encouraged to participate, wearing their game jerseys, at 10 a.m. Aug. 20. Shoes are available at the event. Visit for details. 

Parent meeting, 

scrimmage, pizza party

A parent meeting and intrasquad scrimmage is scheduled 6 p.m. Aug. 25. Pizza and pop will be available to purchase and will be served following the scrimmage. Volunteers are welcome to help serve pizza. 

Pigskin Preview 

and BWFA picnic

The Pigskin Preview is 10 a.m. Aug. 27. Brainerd hosts Grand Rapids and possibly two additional teams. 

BWFA will feed approximately 300 players, coaches and picnickers following the preview. 

Anyone willing to help should contact DeDe Tollefson at or (218) 829-2611 or Jerry Luke at or (218) 851-7842. 


A tailgating party for Warriors family and friends is planned at the first home game Sept. 2 against Rocori. BWFA will provide additional information at the parent meeting and will email the parent email list mentioned above.

Would you like to help?

The BWFA is planning a number of projects to help maintain the quality of the Warriors football program. 

Contact DeDe Tollefson at or 218.829.2611 to learn more about the opportunities to help and the resources needed. 

• BWFA was established in 2008. Visit for more information. 

• If your son or anyone you know needs financial support to play football, contact any member of the BWFA or email

• BWFA officers: Ron Stolski, Brian Gapinski, Wayne Nelson, Bruce Fahlen, DeDe Tollefson.