The Town & Country Optimists Club was presented with the RecognizeGood Lighthouse Award during the club’s regularly-scheduled weekly meeting on April 6th. This incredible club was founded in 1974, and serves more than 8,000 boys and girls each year through their affordable youth sports programs. Seven different sports in all are offered, and approximately 1,000 volunteers donate their time and talents each year to the tune of over 50,000 volunteer hours. T&C Optimists Club also launched and operates the Miracle League, a baseball league for area kids with special needs that prevent them from playing in traditional recreational leagues. Andrew Cooper, president of TyRex Group, Ltd. presented chapter president Rob Nester with an award plaque, along with a donation to PET-Austin in the club’s name. A big THANK YOU from all of us at RecognizeGood goes out to the Town & Country Optimists Club for its incredible impact on the health and well-being of Austin’s youth.
The RecognizeGood Lighthouse Award recognizes the selfless community efforts and philanthropy of Austin-area service clubs through length, magnitude or impact of service – by highlighting “special” organizations and telling their stories, we believe that others will be inspired to make our community a better place. Award nominees may be sent firstname.lastname@example.org, and are voted on by a selection committee according to the following criteria:
- Length of Service
- Magnitude of Service
- Special One-Time Event
This was the fourth RecognizeGood Lighthouse Award presented to an Austin-area service organization. Previous award winners include Sertoma of Round Rock, Rotary Club of Lakeway / Lake Travis. and Austin Downtown Founders Lions Club.