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Optimist Club of San Antonio
Annual Bowl-A-Thon

“Friend of Youth”…that’s the motto of Optimist International and the Optimist Club of San Antonio.  Since 1924, The Optimist Club of San Antonio has been helping our city’s children through many diverse projects including sponsoring community activities and providing scholarships to kids in need.  We were co-founders of Boysville and Roy Mass Youth Alternatives—two nationally recognized San Antonio agencies that provide emergency care and long-term care for non-delinquent children and infants.  We maintain a very special relationship with both homes through volunteer service and dedicated seats on each Board of Directors.

Our other long-standing San Antonio Optimist projects include:

  • Providing the necessary funds each fall for the children at Boysville and Roy Mass Youth Alternatives to have NEW school clothes ( a first-time experience for some of them)
  • Awarding local students with academic scholarships, technical education scholarships and summer camp scholarships
  • Donating scholarships to leadership training seminars for sophomores from inner-city high schools
  • Working with the San Antonio police department to promote bicycle safety at the annual “Bike Rodeo”
  • Recognizing outstanding elementary students from inner-city schools by awarding them new bicycles when they graduate in May

Each year our Optimist Club hosts a “Bowl-a-Thon” as a fundraiser to continue these great projects. This event allows 80 or more children from Boysville and Roy Mass Youth Alternatives the opportunity to spend an afternoon bowling alongside our volunteers and to receive the positive encouragement of our club. This is a great event that all of our club members get behind, and we like to challenge each other to see who can raise the most money for our community service work.  This year we will be taking the kids to Bandera Bowl on June 21st for fun and a great time!

Won’t you be a “Friend of Youth” too?  All you have to do is click on the “Donate” button and complete the information form.

Please consider a donation in the amount of:

  • $25.00                    $50.00                   $100.00                 $200.00               
  • $250.00                  $500.00 T-Shirt Sponsor (Your Logo)
  • $1000.00 Bowling Party Sponsor                                     Other______________________
For the T-Shirt and Bowling Party Sponsor levels we will put your company logo on the T-Shirts that we give the kids and Volunteers for the Bowl-a-Thon event.  Contact:  Andrea at (210) 227-8952 or andrea@optimistclubsa.org for LOGO details?   Your donations are fully tax deductible and will be acknowledged promptly. The children of San Antonio will greatly benefit from your generosity!

Thank you in advance for your kindness and support.

Julie Strentzsch
Bowl-A-Thon Chairman