Our scholarship benefit is designed to provide scholarships to former youth football players and cheerleader's that came through our program. Giving back to high school seniors is important to us as we feel it honors them. We acknowledge their achievements at our annual scholarship benefit dinner July 14.
(Your tickets will be emailed to you)
When - Friday July 14, 2023
Where - The Galaxy, Wadsworth Ohio
Time - Doors open @5:45 pm, Dinner @6:45 pm
Majority proceeds benefit: Wadsworth Youth Football
Scholarships awarded to graduating WYFA alumni.
The early years
Baker attended Benedictine High School in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a member of the 2014 State Championship football team while at Benedictine and was considered the #2 recruit in the state of Ohio for the class of 2015. He originally committed to the University of Florida to play college football but changed his commitment to Ohio State University.
Baker played at Ohio State from 2015 to 2017. After his junior season in 2017, he decided to forgo his senior year and enter the 2018 NFL Draft.During his career, he had 159 tackles, seven sacks, and two interceptions.
On June 2, 2018, the Miami Dolphins signed Baker to a four-year, $3.80 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $975,200. Throughout training camp, Baker competed to be the starting strongside linebacker after the role was left vacant by the departure of Lawrence Timmons. Head coach Adam Gase named Baker a starting outside linebacker to begin the regular season.
He made his professional regular-season debut and the first career start in the Miami Dolphins’ season-opener against the Tennessee Titans and made six combined tackles during their 27–20 victory. He finished his rookie season in 2018 with 79 combined tackles (57 solos), three pass deflections, three sacks, one interception, and one touchdown in 16 games and 11 stars. Baker earned an overall grade of 70.3 from Pro Football Focus, which ranked as the 29th best grade among all qualified linebackers in 2018.
Baker's career has continued to soar signing a three-year, $39 million contract extension with the Dolphins on June 13, 2021
Teams from all over the country donate memorabilia and are auctioned live at the event. All proceeds benefit the scholarship applicants.