Catch the Optimism!

June 2015

  • BASEBALL COACH APPRECIATION NIGHT TONIGHT!!
  • 2015 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
  • OCTAGON STUDENTS SERVE LUNCH
  • UPCOMING CHANGES TO OUR TECHNOLOGY
  • DISTINGUISHED YOUNG WOMEN OF INDIANA
  • GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION
  • SUMMER RUNNING ACTIVITIES FOR YOUTH
  • OPTIMIST TRAVEL SOCCER UPDATE
  • NEW MEMBERS
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Part of something bigger

It is an exciting time to be a part of the Plainfield Optimist Club! Programs are thriving which means more Plainfield kids are experiencing the Club's commitment to bringing out the best in youth!


As a governing body, the Plainfield Optimist Board of Directors continually seeks opportunities to expand our outreach and impact throughout the community. Discussion of potential new programs stirs energy and excitement within our membership as we consider ways to offer even more to our community youth. Partnerships with local businesses support those efforts, and we're grateful to those who have made it a part of their mission to give back to their community.


We recognize that the dedication from volunteer men, women and teens in our community is what sets the foundation for growth in any of our programs. If you are interested in being a part of something bigger in Plainfield, consider joining the Plainfield Optimist Club today.

CONGRATS 2015 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS!

Plainfield Optimist Club is proud to announce the Senior Scholarship award-winners for 2015! These individuals will be honored later this month at a Club Cookout held at Miracle Field on June 18th.

THIS IS WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO...

Check out this great article by a graduating senior!


2015-2016 PHS Octagon officers pictured below left to right:

PR Liason - Allie Ridenour, Sr Rep - Ivanna Stuart, VP - Jade Stone, Secretary - Elizabeth Gowan, President - Alyssa Bush, Sr Rep - Caroline Heckman, Soph Rep - Natalie Gulley, Jr Rep - Jacob Brejcha

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PHS Octagon Club members serving Summer Lunch Bunch at Gladden Farms

Student members of the Plainfield High School Octagon Club gathered at Gladden Farms in Plainfield to serve lunches as part of the Kids' Summer Lunch Bunch program. Volunteers serve healthy sack lunches, free books and participate in exercise and socialization activities with children of all ages. The community program is funded through donations.
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EXCITING CHANGES ARE COMING

Plainfield Optimist Club is currently implementing a new content management system and will be upgrading to a new website using tools from SportNgin. The platform will streamline the registration process across all Optimist programs and enhance communication for participants, parents, volunteers, and members. We look forward to providing a more engaging and simplified experience for our community.
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FITE PLUMBING GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION

We hope you will join Fite Plumbing - a sponsor of Plainfield Optimist Club youth programs - at their Grand Opening Celebration in Plainfield on the afternoon of 6/18/15. Looking forward to an afternoon of food, fun, and prizes!

SUMMER RUNNING ACTIVITIES FOR PLAINFIELD YOUTH

MONDAY EVENINGS

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM starting Monday, June 8th


Swinford Park Shelter House

1012 Longfellow Lane

Plainfield, IN 46168


Join PLAINFIELD JR RUNNERS in a summer activity designed for boys and girls entering grades 4-8 in the fall of 2015. Led by Plainfield High School cross-country coaches, this group is designed to:


1. Introduce competitive running to younger ages of boys and girls

2. Help young runners become proficient in their running skills

3. Provide conditioning opportunities for ALL athletes


If interested, show up on Monday evenings throughout June and July at Swinford Park Shelter House in comfortable running shoes with a bottle of water. A digital watch is not required but is highly recommended.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

JACOB APOLLOS

JASON BOURNE

JEFF BRADSHAW

KEVIN KESSINGER

AMY PRIDEMORE

A Message From Soccer...

Spring soccer (both Rec and Travel) has officially ended for the 2014-2015 seasons. This means that we're already two weeks behind in preparing for next season! Of course I'm kidding, but we know many of you understand the humor in that statement. We truly do appreciate your continued interest in our program.


Plainfield Optimist Soccer has incrementally built its travel program to now include a limited number of teams on a 2 year cycle. Travel soccer is voluntary, and teams are selected through an open tryout. Players not interested in travel soccer, or those not selected and placed on a travel team, are able to play in the Club's recreational soccer program.


We are excited to say that interest in travel soccer opportunities has grown, allowing the Club to expand its program to now include several changes we are implementing for the coming 2015-2016 soccer calendar year. Visit our website for further travel soccer details.


Contact Adam Mathis, Director of Coaching, at plainfieldoptimistdoc@gmail.com.

TRAVEL SOCCER TRYOUT INFORMATION

Tryouts are open to all eligible players. Participants must be in the age group defined to tryout for the team. Players must attend a tryout session to be considered for a team. All players assigned to a team will be selected from those participating in the tryout sessions.* A spot on the roster is not guaranteed.


*Those individuals interested who are unable to attend on the assigned dates MUST WORK SOMETHING OUT WITH THE COACH IN ADVANCE TO TRYOUT!

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OPTIMIST MIRACLE MOVERS SOCCER

Congratulations on a great inaugural season to our sister Club, the Plainfield Optimist Miracle Movers! Thank you to all of our participants, parents and volunteers!

Plainfield Optimist Club

Bringing out the BEST in our Kids, Ourselves, and our Community