Fundraising

Annual Golf Outing

golfThe annual Golf Outing is held the first Wednesday of every June at the Cassel Hills Golf Club in Vandalia, Ohio. There is an 8:30 a.m. "Shot-Gun Start" and the cost is $75 each (includes golf, lunch, door prizes, doughnuts, beer and pop). Hole sponsorship is $100. 

Register to play in our 39th annual Golf OutingView/print the information  (Not a golfer?  How about sponsoring a hole or donating a door prize?)

Next event date: June 2016

Vandalia Freedom Tour

golfVandalia Freedom Tour is a recreational bike tour that takes riders through some of the most picturesque areas of the Northern Miami Valley.   This is a fun, family-oriented event that helps generate revenue to support youth programs in the Vandalia-Butler community. Please click the above link for more information on this annual event!

Next event date: July 4, 2016

Annual Draw-Down Raffle

This is an annual event catered by and held at Celebrations Banquet Center on Poe Avenue. Tickets are $20 each (hors d'oeuvres are included) and are available at the door as long as tickets last. Cash prizes and lots of fun door prizes.  Please contact a
V-B Optimist Club member to purchase a ticket.

Next event date: October 2016

Trot for the Brats 5K Run/Walk

This fundraising 5K Run/Walk will be taking place during the Vandalia Oktoberfest Weekend.  All participants will receive one complimentary admission to the Vandalia Oktoberfest, as well as a ticket for one free German brat.  The Oktoberfest is proudly hosted by Vandalia Sister Cities.     

Next event date: September 2016

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Funding Requests

View/print or fill out and submit via email the Request for Funds form.


Why We Do What We Do

The proceeds from our fundraising events directly benefit the youth of the Vandalia City & Butler Township community.  For over 40 years the Vandalia-Butler Optimist Club has focused their time, money, energy and resources into the kids of our community and proudly embrace our slogan,
"Friend of Youth."