Optimist Club of Gettysburg

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Clyde E. Williams Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament

Clyde E. Williams Jr. was an active Gettysburg Optimist Club member for more than 50 years. From the very beginning of the Clubs Charter in 1958, Clyde dedicated much of his spare time to supporting the Gettysburg communities youth through the Gettysburg Optimist Club. The founder and owner of C. E. Williams & Sons Inc., he worked passionately for more than five decades to raise tens of thousands of dollars annually for dozens of local Optimist youth programs. His dedication, long-time commitment and service to “Bringing out the Best in Kids”, was an inspiration to generations of Gettysburg Optimist Club members.

This year The Optimist Club’s eighth annual golf outing will become the Clyde E. Williams Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament in honor of his life-long dedication to living the principles of Optimism. The event will be held at the Links of Gettysburg on May 17, 2018 with a Tee Off at 1:00 PM. The contest features prizes for best overall performances, longest drives, closest to the pin, hole-in-one and “Green of Gold”. All funds from this charitable event will support more than 15 youth related programs conducted each year throughout the Gettysburg community. Sponsorship opportunities still exist for organizations and individuals who wish to support the efforts of the Gettysburg Optimist Club.

Bruce Bradshaw, Project Chairperson says, “It’s difficult to believe growing up in Gettysburg over the past 60 years and not benefiting from one or more of the Gettysburg Optimist youth programs. The Gettysburg Optimist Club needs your support to continue its work by sponsoring or registering today for The Clyde E. Williams Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament.”

For more details on sponsorships or how you can participate and support The Optimist Club of Gettysburg and the Clyde E. Williams Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament, visit our website at WWW.gettysburgoptimist.com or call us at 717.220.3416.

About The Optimist Club of Gettysburg

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg was chartered in 1958 as an affiliate of Optimist International. Optimist International and its thousands of world-wide affiliates are dedicated to provide hope and positive vision to countless youth throughout communities across the United States and around the world. Their volunteers purpose is to develop optimism as a philosophy of life utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed; to promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs; to inspire respect for the law; to promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people; to aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief that the giving of one’s self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world. Optimist International and their local affiliates are recognized worldwide as the premier volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential.