Welcome!  The Springfield Westside Optimist has been helping kids in Springfield and the Ozarks since 1958.

The Optimist's mission is in "Bringing out the Best in Kids." That's what Optimists do best.  Through our programs and activities we provide the experience with support for young people to grow and develop Optimism. Optimism builds character, self- confidence and the ability to become contributing members of our communities.

Our current projects:

  • Springfield Westside Baseball Complex (more info)
  • Super Bowl-a-Thon for Kids charities
  • Golf Fore Kids golf tournament


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