In 1920, Dutch's brother Riggie Dwyer suffered the loss of his right leg and right arm while working in the railroad yards. Doctors claimed he had an even chance for recovery despite his injuries. At the end of the Packers 1920 season, Dutch and team founder Curly Lambeau got the team to sponsor a benefit game between two local teams for Dwyer. The game attracted 5,000 spectators and raised $4,053 that went straight to Riggie. Dutch and Curly both played in the match-up.