Friends of Youth

Each Optimist Club determines the needs of the youth in its community and conducts programs to meet those needs. Every year, Optimist conduct over 65,000 projects that serve over 6 million young people.

The Hammond Optimists Youth Sports Complex is located at Columbia Ave. and Rivers Drive. The complex which opened in 2005, has 5 irrigated fields with electronic scoring and lights for nighttime play. There are 2 concession stands offering a variety of food items and treats. A baseball themed playground serves children of all ages. With an initial donation of $50,000 and continuing annual donations, the Optimist Club of Hammond provides the finest facilities for area youth.

Since 1996 the Hammond Optimist Club has donated over $1,000,000 to support area youth organizations including:

 

 

 

Hammond Optimist Youth Sports

Hammond Optimist Youth Sports

Our own local project is the Hammond Optimist Youth Sports Complex and our affiliation with Hammond Optimist Youth Sports. The complex and program is named for us due to the contributions to develop the park and our yearly support of the HOYS program.

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Optimist International

Optimist International

Optimist International is an association of more than 2,600 Optimist Clubs around the world dedicated to "Bringing Out the Best in Kids." With their upbeat attitude, Optimist Club members help empower young people to be the best that they can be.

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