The Summit Lake Dillon Optimist Club has been serving the youth of Summit County for over 40 years. During that time, the Optimists have initiated programs for children in all fields of interest ranging from athletics to the arts to scholastic endeavors.

Next meeting: January 15, 2019 at the Community/Senior Center, Frisco, 7:30 a.m.

Please join us at the coming meeting. We'll be discussing the basketball program, oratorical and essay contests, chess program and more. Colorado-Wyoming District Lt. Governor, Dennis Hutton, will visit.


The basketball season is from January 8, 2018 through February 20, 2018. Practices are on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday nights for 1 hour between the hours of 6 and 9pm depending on the coach.

Games begin at many of the schools Monday Jan 14. There are 37 teams with about 365 kids playing!

The games are 1 hour and are played on Monday and Wednesday nights starting anywhere from 5:30 to 9:00.

If you have questions please contact Alice Dudley at

What do

365 Summit County elementary school basketball players,
132 Chess players
90 volleyball players
123 oratorical and essay participants,
all have in common?
They are all supported by the Summit-Lake Dillon Optimist's Club.
Our local Optimists provide the equipment and coordinate all these activities and many more.
Join any of our meetings and find out more.

Elementary Chess Clubs Essay Contest Octagon Club
Basketball SHS Scholarships Make A Difference Day
5th Grade Oratorical Contest 5th Grade Girls' Volleyball Outstanding 5th & 8th Grade Students
Optimist International Oratorical Contest (locally) Optimists Oratorical Contest (elementary level) Tri-Star Basketball
Summit Middle School Recognition Program