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.
COME CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH US THIS YEAR!
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.