Other Club Projects & Programs

Updated Sunday January 14, 2018 by Stanley Park.

  The Stanley Park Optimist Club is involved in many other activities and helps numerous other groups in the community such as:

  • sponsorship of teams and/or support for youth involved in: bowling, softball (both boys' and girls'), minor baseball, hockey, basketball, sledge-hockey, Track-3 Ski, soccer, etc.
  • sponsorship of troups/packs for Boy Scouts and other local youth groups by request
  • Since 1999, the Club has outfitted special athletes with shirts for their games at Towne Bowl (as per photos in link)
  • donations to local food banks, charities and non-profit agencies
  • sponsorship of local youth so they can attend summer camp
  • sponsorship of the annual Seniors' Christmas Tea at Grand River Collegiate
  • funding of special projects to meet the needs of local schools, e.g. breakfast funds, subsidized trips
  • contributions to local playground equipment & outdoor basketball courts (as shown in photo) at Canadian Martyrs, Crestview, Franklin, Shepard and  Smithson schools
  • upgrades for ball diamonds at Notre Dame, Sheppard and Smithson Schools
  • contributions to help meet specific financial burdens facing families of local youth
  • contributions to help with disaster relief, e.g. Quebec ice storm, Louisiana flooding
  • community events and activities throughout the community including  the Stanley Park Community Centre and Grand River Arena 


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