The Optimist Club of Arlington has provided athletic, scholastic and community oriented activities for the children of Arlington, Texas for over 60 years! Our activities include sports programs, such as baseball, football, golf and track. In addition to little league and peewee style sports, we also sponser annual oratorical and essay contests. We provide thousands of dollars in sholarships every year. Through a variety of community service oriented activities, we are helping to 'bring out the best in kids'!
And now, the Optimist Club of Arlington is affiliated with national sports organizations; PONY League Baseball, and USA Football. With these affiliations we are raising our level of service to the youth.
With 500 members, we are the largest club in Optimist International. Club members volunteer their time to run the various programs for the area youth. Meetings are held the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 6:30 pm at J. Gilligan's Grill at 407 E. South Street in Arlington. Board meetings are held the first Monday of each month at our Hut at Senter Park (located at 310 E 3rd Street at Mary Street ).
Come join us! Our young people need all the support they can get!