Greater Muskegon Optimist Club
Optimists are everywhere in the community! Here's some of the ways that we are positively affecting youth in Muskegon:
Each month, three members in the Lakeshore Boys and Girls Club are awarded the Optimist All-Star award. The children are recognized for their enthusiastic participation and leadership skills conveyed while at the club. One child from each age group is given a personalized t-shirt, $10 Five Below gift card, and award certificate. It is truly a pleasure to be working with the Boys and Girls Club to recognize these youth and their optimist views!
The Greater Muskegon Optimist Club presented the Community enCompass organization with a check for the summer CATCH camp program. The Muskegon Optimist were also able to give Community enCompass $750 towards the Back to School Bash. They supplied 200 brand new back packs with supplies to area children from pre-K to 12th grade.
$1000 was donated to the Covenant Academies Foundation in support of the new Covenant Hall. Covenant Hall provides a loving and SAFE home to the homeless students attending Covenant Academy so that they may have a place to call home while allowing them to stay committed to their academics and futures!
This year was our very first Youth Appreciation event with the Muskegon Clippers. The Optimists were able to invite area youth to a Muskegon Clipper's baseball game. The kids were treated to admission, a hot dog, soda, and a bag of chips compliments of the Greater Muskegon Optimist Club. We hope this is the start of a long and beautiful tradition! Stay tuned for more events such as this coming in the 2018 ball season!