IN THIS ISSUE
We've been busy! Baseball and soccer practices have already begun, and volunteers are "spring"-ing into action! March is definitely leaning more toward the lion, don't you think?
- Tri-Star Regional Winner
- Experience Optimism: Live the Optimist Creed
- Winter Football Clinics
- Subscribe to the Club Events Calendar
- State Fair Queen shares story with Club members
- Member Sign-Up to help in April
- Soccer Director welcomes new baby
- MLB® Pitch, Hit & Run™Competition
- Leadership Summit opportunities
ARTICLE: "There's something in the Optimist Creed for everybody. Read it. Enjoy it. Share it. Most of all, live it. Live the Optimist Creed."
Inaugural Winter Football Clinics
Optimist football director Brett Hesson says, "The clinics are awesome! In addition to teaching kids, we are utilizing current and prospective Optimist coaches and versing them on how to run a good practice."
Approximately 100 kids participated in the first-ever event - doubling the number of children that coaches were anticipating.
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A Visit from the Queen
Madeline Hayden, 2015 Miss Indiana State Fair Queen and past winner of the Plainfield Optimist Oratorical Contest, shared her experiences with members at a recent Club meeting held at Chicago's Pizza in Plainfield.
Congratulate Miss Hayden on her achievements by commenting on her Facebook page!
COULD YOU SPARE A COUPLE OF HOURS? WE NEED MEMBER VOLUNTEERS TO HAND OUT OPTIMIST PROGRAM INFORMATION AT KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP FOR PLAINFIELD SCHOOLS ON APRIL 8TH AND 9TH. Contact Rusty Diemer 696-2471 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL® Pitch, Hit & Run™ Competition
Saturday, April 18th, 12am
Al and Jan Barker Sports Complex ----- EVENT TIMES TO BE ANNOUNCED
Open to competitors ages 7 – 14
Participation is FREE
Four levels of competition
- PITCH: Throw strikes to designated target
- HIT: Hit from a stationary batting tee for distance and accuracy
- RUN: Sprint from 2nd base to home plate for time
Pitch, Hit & Run™ is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball®. This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills.
Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including Team Championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the 2015 MLB™ All-Star Game®.
The individual Pitching, Hitting and Running Champions, along with the All-Around Champion in each age and gender group at the Local Competition will be awarded and advance to the Sectional Level of Competition.
All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver form prior to the start of the competition.
Look for specific details regarding competition day to be announced soon.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE AN OPTIMIST MEMBER TO PARTICIPATE IN ONE OF THESE EXCEPTIONAL PROGRAMS!