Orange Coast Optimist
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Orange Coast Optimist is affiliated with Optimist International, a world-renowned community service organization.  Optimist clubs throughout the world are dedicated to the scholastic, physical, moral, and civic development of the youths in every community.  OCO is the largest Optimist club in the United States.

OCO, founded in 1970, is committed to "bringing out the best in kids" via community service, sports activities, cultural events, and leadership opportunities.  The founders of OCO wanted to preserve the Japanese-American traditions while providing opportunities for its members, which has been the guiding mission of the Club ever since.  
OCO programs include:
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cub Scouts
  • Golf
  • Helping Farms Feed Families
  • Orange Coast Sports Association
  • Taiko
  • Volleyball
  • Youth Clubs - Junior Optimists, Octagons
  • Young Adult Organization
Focused on preserving the Japanese-American culture, OCO sponsors and supports the following events:
  • Mochi-tsuki Takai & Pound Off
  • Mochitsuki at Keiro
  • Nikkei Games 
  • Taiko
Other annual community service events:
  • Easter Party for Foster Families
  • OCHS All Star Basketball Game
  • All Nikkei Basketball Awards
  • Walk the Farm
  • Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive
  • Hy-Lond Home Christmas Party
  • A3M Fundraising Dance
Other OCO annual events:
  • OCO Halloween Party
  • Visions
  • Tri-Star
  • Casino Nite Fundraiser
  • Steak Dinner
  • Youth Recognition / OCO Scholarship
The Optimist Creed

Promise Yourself...
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.  
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.  
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.  
To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.  
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.  
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.  
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times 
and give every living creature you meet a smile.  
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself 
that you have no time to criticize others.  
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, 
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.  

Orange Coast Optimist Club  |   PO Box 28802   |   Santa Ana, CA  92799

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