Welcome to the home website of the Plainfield Optimist Club whose members are committed to
EMPOWERING YOUNG PEOPLE TO BE THE BEST THEY CAN BE.
Plainfield Optimists take pride in the fact that our club is 130+ active members strong who serve over 2,000 local youth each year through various sports programs and youth service projects.
The Club is successful thanks to our supportive members - celebrating with us at program events; demonstrating optimism in schools, on sidelines and from the fields; reaching out to fellow optimists & the community-at-large in service; and encouraging us to keep going.
If you have an interest in the encouragement and development of youth, we invite you to become a Club member!
Plainfield Optimist Club
Spring 2020 Update - COVID-19
After deep consideration, the Plainfield Optimist Club has voted to have a limited spring 2020 season for baseball and softball. Provided state and town mandates for re-opening community activities including youth leagues remains on track, these programs will begin the week of June 14th. Social Distancing and other protective measures will be established and enforced to ensure protection and safety of players and spectators while also providing the opportunity for our youth to play baseball and softball sporting events.
Separately, due to increased risk the Board accepted the recommendation from the Optimist Miracle Movers program to cancel the spring season with expectation to resume activities for fall activities. Also, the Optimist Soccer spring soccer program requested their season be cancelled due to overlap with anticipated activities for a fall season, field availability and timing of a standard spring season. The spring soccer season would normally be completed by the end of May.
The Board does not take this decision lightly and recognizes there is risk in planning to open baseball and softball June 14th. We will continue to monitor the progress for the “Back On Track Indiana Plan” along with maintaining communication with the Town of Plainfield where our fields are located. If any setbacks should be observed such that the fields would not be available at that time we will respond appropriately. If families are not comfortable with this decision, they may choose to not participate this season and as noted previously a partial refund will be provided. Please contact your sports Director or the Optimist Club with any concern.
President Plainfield Optimist Club