torchbearer-erin-presCoronado Optimist Club member Erin Downey shared her experience of carrying the torch for the Olympics in Atlanta, and she brought her big candle to prove it. Pretty neat! She told us all about the adventure and how she stayed close to a young Japanese woman who shared the load.

Coronado Little League

March 13, 2016

We recently received a lovely note from Miho Leonard, team mom for Coronado Little League’s Intermediate Division Team, the A’s, thanking us for sponsoring their team.  They started the season with a victory and haven’t looked back.  Schedule is below!

March 16 4:30
March 19 3:00
March 22 4:30
April 5 4:30
April 9 3:00
April 11 4:30
April 16 12:00
April 20 4:30
April 23 9:00
April 25 4:30




Our Coronado Middle School Junior Optimists joined with the Bonita Club in visiting Stein Family Farm recently.

Oratorical Contest

January 11, 2016

For all students interested in entering the Optimist Oratorical Contest please refer to the links below for the contest application and rules.  We’re looking forward to your entries!!!

Oratorical Application

Oratorical Contest Rules



Holiday Fun!!!

December 5, 2015

The high school Octagon Club hosted cider and snaps at the 2015 Holiday Parade.  Much fun had by all!



Halloween Happenings 2 Halloween Happenings

Your 2015 Optimists……

September 7, 2015

2015 optimist photo

Go Play, Get Fit!

July 8, 2015

This happy group of Optimists supported the Go Play, Get Fit event sponsored by the Greater San Diego Area Recreation and Parks’ Coalition for Health and Wellness.  More than 900 children from 10 cities across San Diego County attended the event at Tidelands Park.  The Optimists manned the “Candyland” game where children made their way through the board game by running, jumping, squatting, skipping, and lunging!  And it wasn’t just the kids who got a workout.  🙂



Optimists, school administrators, teachers, and parents recently celebrated youth appreciation awards given to students at Coronado High, CMS, Palm Academy, Coronado Pathways, Christ Church Day School, and Sacred Heart.  The awards are presented to one boy and one girl in each class who best exemplify those qualities expressed in the Optimist Creed. Concern for others, cheerfulness and doing your best in all phases of school life are but a few of the character traits of these outstanding students.  It was very inspiring to hear the stories shared by administrators and teachers.  Our future is in great hands.  Congrats to all the recipients!!!!

Sacred Heart Parish School Optimist Youth Awards Sacred Heart Parish School Award Winners

Coronado High Optimist Youth Award Winners Coronado High Youth Award Winners

Palm Academy and Coronado Pathway Award Winners Palm Academy and Coronado Pathway Winners

Christ Church Day School Winners                           Christ Church School Winners

CMS Youth Award Winners CMS Youth Award Winners

Optimist Scholarship Award Recipients Jordyn Kastlunger and August Sturm Scholarship Recipients Jordyn Kastlunger and August Sturm


Sports Fiesta

Thanks to all who participated in the Optimist Club of Coronado’s 44th annual Sports Fiesta on September 5, 2015.  We appreciate your support!  Results are posted under the Sports Fiesta tab.  Thanks to your participation  the Optimist Club will be able to fund many youth activities throughout our community.  Congratulations to all!

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