Birthday Box Wrapping!

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On Monday, March 27th, 2017, Service Learning Students, Optimist Interns, Kate Ksobiech, Angie Alesci, Kim Adams, and Mariann Scott, a liaison of the Whitewater Food Pantry, gathered together and wrapped 21 birthday boxes for the Whitewater Food Pantry.

Check out photos from the event in our Photo Gallery, here, on our blog!

To reach our goal of 60 boxes, we plan to wrap 39 more boxes on Monday, April 10th, at 9AM in UC259A. In order to accomplish this, we need your help!! We are in need of wrapping paper, birthday box donations, and helping hands. Please join us on April 10th to finish wrapping the gifts in order to make more children’s birthday wishes come true.


Mark Your Calendars for the Upcoming Easter Egg Hunt!

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Hello Optimists!

It’s that time of year again when we will be sponsoring a fun and exciting Easter Egg Hunt at Whitewater Middle School!

See details here, on our 2017 Easter Egg Hunt Flyer. See you on Saturday, April 8th!

Keep on smiling. 🙂

Time to Create Birthday Boxes!

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Good afternoon, Optimists,

Make a difference in your community by DONATING BIRTHDAY BOX ITEMS!

See details on our 2017 Food Pantry Birthday Boxes Flyer!

We will be packaging the items on Monday, March 27th, at 9am in UC259 (on the Whitewater campus)! Help is appreciated!

We encourage you to share this flyer to others so that we can make a difference in as many childrens’ lives as possible.

Thank you in advance for your donations and helping hands; every effort is appreciated. 🙂

February 28th Evening Meeting Highlights

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At our February 28th Community Optimist Club evening meeting, we were fortunate enough to have Jeremy Lade and Christina Schwab speak about the famous wheelchair basketball program on the UW-Whitewater campus. Jeremy, nicknamed “Opi” from having red hair, is a 2005 graduate of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and has competed in 3 Paralympic games. He is currently the head coach of the UW-W Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team. Christina, nicknamed “Barney” for her purple wheelchair at a youth camp, is a 2005 graduate of the University of Illinois, and is the head coach of the UW-W Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team. She has participated in 5 Paralympic games, and has even won gold metals in Athens and London. Thank you for sharing your optimistic outlooks on life and inspiring dedication to UW-W, Jeremy and Christina; we will be cheering on your teams!

Don’t miss the Men and Women’s Wheelchair Basketball National Championship on March 9th on the Whitewater campus! Come watch and support women play at 4pm, and men play at 6pm.

*Photos viewable in our photo gallery, above. 🙂