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.

The schedule and location for this year's Christmas Tree Sale will be listed here and on our Facebook page.

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.

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