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CHILDHOOD CANCER CAMPAIGN
Optimists have become a champion for those dealing with childhood cancer! Through this new, unique program, Optimists are building awareness of the disease that kills more children than any other. In addition, Members provide support for children with cancer and their families, and support research to find a cure. Find out how you can help today!
As Optimist International’s oldest program, this contest allows young adults to gain experience in public speaking, on a pre-assigned topic. Optimist Districts have the opportunity to provide two $1,500 college scholarships or a first place scholarship of $1,500, second place scholarship of $1,000 and a third place scholarship of $500.
TRI-STAR SPORTS SKILLS CONTEST
Bring together the youth of your community in the spirit of fun competition! The Tri-Star program offers exciting opportunities to promote self-confidence and physical fitness, even if your Club has limited resources. Since this program does not involve physical contact or advanced skill, it is the ideal activity for every child including those with disabilities.