* Main Place Optimist Club - Erin is thrilled to announce
Jr. NBA Youth Basketball Program in Partnership with Canada Basketball
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Canadian Tire Jumpstart has generously provided funds for our camp equipment in 2015 and 2016. Main Place Optimist Club of Erin is a community partner with Jump Start.
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WELCOME TO THE MAIN PLACE OPTIMISTS CLUB - ERIN!
CANADIAN TIRE – JUMPSTART
Main Place Optimist Club - Erin(MPO) is an incorporated not-for-profit organization, committed to providing after-school and school holiday sports and recreation programs for children in the Town of Erin. We are a special purpose Optimist Club under Optimist International.
Optimist International is a worldwide volunteer organization made up of more than 2,500 local Clubs whose Members work each day to make the future brighter by bringing out the best in children, in their communities, and in themselves.
We currently provide sports activities for children 5 – 14 years of during the months of July & August, Christmas Holiday & March break and at our Wednesday evening Jr. NBA Youth Basketball Program .
Main Place Optimist Club of Erin has successfully run after-school and school break programs since 2004, with hundreds of local children attending under the direction of the late Patrick Suessmuth. The program's design is sound and tested over those 14 years. Our coaches have received training from Basketball Ontario and the High Five Organization.
We use the facilities, gym and equipment at the Brisbane School gym for Basketball, Erin District High School gym, Town of Erin and the Erin Agricultural Society for our sports and recreation programs.
MPO has a partnership agreement with East Wellington Community Services. They provide administrative assistance with charitable receipts, organizational advice and use of their board room for our Board meetings. We are helping to fulfill part of their mandate to serve the youth in the community.
Optimists International provides program and facility insurance.