The essay contest is sponsored by the Optimist Club to give young people the opportunity to write about their own opinions regarding the world in which they live. The approach can encompass a young person’s personal experience, the experience of their country or a more historical perspective. Winners receive a cash prize, and the opportunity to advance to the district level, where he/she will compete for a $2500 scholarship.
Join the members of the Kiley Foundation and the Oswegoland Optimist Club, at the Gift Card Raffle Night at Scoreboards in Oswego. Raffles begin at 6pm and run until there are no more gift cards to raffle off. Raffles are done in rounds every 20 minutes. There are 120 tickets sold each round with 4-5 gift cards raffled off each round. After the cards are raffled off, that round is finished and a new set of tickets is sold to repeat the process. It’s makes for a fun filled night of excitement that supports a wonderful cause sending kids to college!
If your student is a budding Optimist, encourage them to enter our annual Oratorical Contest! They will write and deliver a 4-5 minute speech on a provided topic. Winners of the Oswegoland Optimist Contest win cash prizes and the opportunity to go on to Regional and District (State) competitions. Winners of the District contest receive a $2,500 scholarship and compete in the next level for a $5,000 scholarship with the next level offering up to $15,000 in scholarships! Click on this year’s Oratorical Contest in the calendar to see full details and rules.
This incredible evening includes live music, a delicious bayou buffet, silent auction, raffles and dancing.
In addition to approximately 10,000 Easter eggs for two egg hunts (one for special needs, one for general population), we provide games, prizes, bounce houses, a cake walk and pictures with the Easter Bunny as part of the egg-citing event.
Our largest fundraiser of the year selling corn on the cob that is roasted on our custom made grill for one fun filled 4-day weekend. Prairie Fest is always held on Father’s Day weekend.
Proceeds from the dinner will be used to provide scholarships to Oswego graduates to attend Waubonsee Community College. Dinners may be picked up at the drive through OR dine in on the premises.
Is another of our fundraisers. At this one we sell pretzel necklaces
A community event providing kids the opportunity to express their art talent on a square of sidewalk.
A fundraising event where pumpkins are decorated and fitted wheels and axles and raced downhill in downtown Oswego, much like a soap box derby but with pumpkins. We have a 50/50 raffle and local businesses participate in trick-or-treat for the kids in costume.
We provide gifts, food, hats and mittens, and bikes to over 250 kids for the Christmas season. It is our largest community project.
To learn more about these events and the volunteer opportunities that each presents, please contact the Oswegoland Optimist Club at Info@OswegoOptimists.com