SPECIAL OFFER – Buy tickets to all the ECU Women’s Home Soccer games for only $10 per person for the season – Mail your check to Optimist Club, PO BOX 1174, Washington and be sure to write on a piece of paper the name the tickets are in and how many you are purchasing – by August 17.   

A great deal at $1 for each game.  Tickets will be at the ticket office at ECU and can be picked up at the first game for the season. 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11 is YOUTH SOCCER DAY at ECU.  Plan to come as a team and have fun.  There will be halftime fun on the field.   

The Optimist Club of Washington, North Carolina is a civic organization run solely by volunteers. We serve the children of our community by offering programs for them to be involved in, and by providing a variety of community service projects.

The club was incorporated in 1975 and supports the City of Washington and surrounding Beaufort County communities.

Over the years we have raised and spent close to one million dollars for area youth programs.

Become a member!

The following are just some of the things that the volunteers of the Optimist Club of Washington have been doing, as part of their efforts to help inspire young people of our area:

  • Castle Soccer for Special Needs Children, formed in 2010
  • Optimist Club Soccer League (about 450 children per season)
  • Soccer concession stand fundraisers
  • Girl Scout Leader Recognition
  • Support area Boy Scout Troops
  • Fireman and EMT of the Year Recognition
  • Fundraiser at the Cycle North Carolina Ride in Washington 2011
  • Soccer camp fundraiser for high school soccer teams since 1996
  • Sponsor for other area youth softball, baseball, football, soccer and basketball teams
  • Support for the Patrick Cochran Memorial Skate Park
  • Four (4) College Scholarships of $1,500 each
  • Essay contest
  • Support for Boys & Girls Home of NC – Optimist Club Cottage
  • Support individual youth sports players, with scholarships and assistance with buying equipment.

Optimists are Bringing Out the Best in Kids



Explore our website, and consider becoming a member of this fun and dedicated group of volunteers!