NeveHarms For the past twenty-five years, Ed Dwyer has been engaged in fund raising and coordinating activities to provide ways for youths of the Peoria area to enjoy sports.
His leadership role in the Independent Sports Club as a director and as president was pointed toward the betterment of youths in sports. This objective also spurred his interest in being a leading salesman of fund raising tickets for the Old Timers Baseball Association, and the Spalding and Bergan Booster Clubs because the ultimate goal was to help the youth.
Ed is involved in the "Friends of Fatherless Boys and Girls Club" because it offers a chance to help those in need. And his position of being one of the Founding Fathers of the St. Patrick Society heightens his interest due to the fact that this organization also is dedicated to doing charitable work for youths.
On many occasions, Dwyer has coordinated tickets between Bradley University and Youth Farm so youngsters could enjoy the many sporting events at the University.
Ed and his wife Mary Ann have three children and three grandchildren.
For the past twenty-five years, Ed Dwyer has been engaged in fund raising and coordinating activities to provide ways for youths of the Peoria area to enjoy sports.
1985-86 Bradley Basketball Team
Picture left to right: Anthony Manuel, Jim Les, Hersey Hawkins, Donald Powell, Trevor Trimpe, Keith Berry, Jerry Thomas, Mike Williams, Bruce Mordini, Greg Jones, Paul Wilson, Len Bertolini, Jeff Anthony.
Coached by Dick Versace and led by the dynamic backcourt of Jim Les and Hersey Hawkins, the 1985-86 Braves enjoyed one of the best seasons in Bradley Basketball history. The Braves tied the program record for victories, finishing 32-3 overall, and remain the last unbeaten Missouri Valley Conference regular-season champion (16-0). The 16-0 season tied Indiana State for the league all-time best mark. The Braves also had 6' 8'' senior Mike Williams and 6' 8'' sophomore Donald Powell inside, and 6' 7'' sophomore Trevor Trimpe on the wing. Jerry Thomas, Len Bertolini, Anthony Manuel and Greg Jones provided great production off the bench. Point guard Jim Les was named the MVC Player of the Year and Hawkins was second in scoring.