We are very disappointed to announce that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic – we have made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Christmas Tree Lot.
The Noon Optimist Club of Centerville with this year’s donation has now raised more than $150,000 for the Hematology/Oncology Department at Dayton Children’s Hospital. Proceeds from the 24th Annual Tom Frazier, Tee Off for Youth golf outing, held July 23, 2015 at Sugar Valley Golf Club in Bellbrook will further add to the support of Dayton Children’s.
Fred Polizzi, President of Centerville’s Noon Optimist Club stated “the support of our Five-Star Sponsors, 1-800-Got-Junk, You Move Me, Allstate Insurance, Remodeling Designs, McAfee Heating and Air, Monica Stomps – CPA, WesBanco Bank, Tanner Heating and Air Conditioning, Kroger – Centerville and all sponsors has been overwhelming. The Dayton Children’s Hospital will benefit from the generosity at our event. “
This is the thirteenth year that Dayton Children’s and Centerville Noon Optimists have teamed together to assist childhood cancer patients. A special feature of the “Tee Off for Youth” event has been the Children’s Event sponsored by The Fenstemaker Agency of Allstate Insurance. Children who were undergoing treatment or who are cancer survivors enjoy a morning of golf on a real golf course coached by the pro. A fun competition tested the children’s skills in chipping, putting and driving. This year’s event drew 24 children from the ages of 8 – 16 and awards were provided in various categories. Heater from the Dayton Dragons had a great time with the kids.
“We are fortunate to have the Centerville Noon Optimists as a friend to Dayton Children’s said Robbie Mirisciotti Lead Nurse of Children’s Hematology/Oncology Department. Their contribution truly impacts our efforts in making a difference in the lives of our patients.”
At 2015’s event, more than 110 golfers enjoyed a beautiful day of golf followed by a great dinner and the presentation of awards, while raising more than $30,000 for Dayton Children’s and Centerville Noon’s youth programs for 2016.
Please mark your calendars for 2016’s event which is Monday July 18, 2016.
The success of the 2015 Americana Festival was boosted by the Centerville Noon Optimist booth. More than 600 helium balloons were attached to strollers, backpacks, children’s wrists and a few dogs in the first two hours. About 20 club members manned the booth all day and welcomed potential members with many different giveaway items. There was also much interest in the club’s Avenue of Flags and Tee Off for Youth programs. Great weather, great event and much fun was enjoyed by all.
Want to hook a kid on fishing? Come to the annual fishing derby every June at the Washington Township Recreation Center. The fishing and worms are free so grab your pole, family and come out and enjoy the day. You’ll see Moms, Dads and Grandparents smiling as the pictures are taken. Prizes and trophies and food for all. Children ages 5-15 are encouraged to participate and try this event.
UPDATE – OUR 2020 FISHING DERBY HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 AND CONCERNS FOR THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE CHILDREN WE SERVE AND THEIR PARENTS AND OUR VOLUNTEERS.
We are already busy planning for our 2021 Fishing Derby – we’ll announce a date closer to the event – very likely will be in early June 2021.
Stay safe and healthy!
Every spring, the Saturday just before Easter, the club sponsors an Easter Egg Hunt. This fun event is free for children 2-9 at one of the Centerville Washington Park District’s locations (usually Forest Field Park on Centerville Station Road.)
Prizes are awarded to children who find the special gold colored eggs as well as age group prizes.
While the event always starts at 10 am, it is advisable to be there and lined up early. The more than 6,000 candy filled eggs disappear quickly as the children race into the field to uncover all the surprises.
Stick around after the event to have your picture taken with our Easter Bunny.
The 2018 Easter Egg Hunt is on Saturday March 31st @ 10AM @ Forest Field Park in Centerville.
Centerville Noon Optimists president Fred Polizzi and Kelly Stone, past president, talk about the club, whose motto is “Friend of Youth,’ and its many upcoming event events on this episode of “Centerville Reports Today.” For more information about the Optimists visit www.centervillenoonoptimist.com.
Each March, over 100 boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 12 participate in the Tri-Star Basketball Contest. Trophies are award to the contest winners in each age bracket and gender. The contest includes passing, dribbling, and shooting.
All the kids get a basketball, goodie bag, and sometimes get an appearance from “Rudy Flyer”.
IMPORTANT UPDATE ON THE 2020 TRI STAR BASKETBALL EVENT:
“The Centerville Noon Optimist Club – out of an overabundance of caution – has decided to cancel the 2020 Tri Star Basketball Event planned for Saturday March 14, 2020 from 9AM – Noon at Watts Middle School. We feel that this decision, while disappointing, is in the best interest of the kids we serve, their parents, and our volunteers. We thank you for your support of our club and understanding”.
Centerville Noon President Fred Polizzi (left) is accepting a plaque from TJ’s Place of Hope Greg Crabtree recognizing the club’s $15,000 donation toward renovation of TJ’s location on East Franklin Street in Centerville. The NOC donation was paired with other monetary gifts and volunteer labor to create a pleasant and welcoming space for young people dealing with addictions.