Fundraising Projects

Christmas Tree Sales
Beginning the day after Thanksgiving each year, the Club’s Christmas Tree Lot opens for business. This continues our long-running Optimist tradition in Raleigh. This year we will be locacted across from the Rex Hospital emergency entrance (corner of Blue Ridge and Macon Pond Roads).    (This year's schedule)

The Club uses this major fundraiser to finance its numerous youth and community projects. All members of the Club share responsibility for lot setup, pricing and tree sales. As with all Club projects, no member receives any pay for his/her services and all profits are used to benefit area youth.


Optimist Classic Golf Tournament
Established in 1999, the Optimist Classic Golf Tournament has become the other major fundraising project for the Club. Businesses in the Raleigh area help support the golf tournament through financial sponsorships and teams. Profits from the event are used to continue and expand the many youth and community service projects of the Club.

Our 2014 and 2015 Optimist Classic Golf Tournaments were held at the beautiful River Ridge Golf Course. 

Please note that we will NOT sponsor this tournament in 2016
, but may resume in subsequent years.

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