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Sunrise Optimist Club donates over $10,000

Optimist Judy Perry delivers a check to Natasha Welt for the Boys and Girls Club. (Submitted Photo)

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In the past year, the Sunrise Optimist Club has given over $10,000 in donations to many youth organizations from their major fundraising projects throughout the year. They include such projects as the Sunrise Optimist Poe Corn Basketball Tournament, the Pancake Breakfast, the Krispy Kreme doughnut runs, the Fill-a-basket grocery run and the Summer Baseball Tournament.

Optimist Roger K. Burnett presents a check to Melborn Dolen for Camp Corral. (Submitted Photo)

Organizations receiving donations are too numerous to name here, but here are several: Buddy Walk, middle school T-shirts, Camp Invention, Boys and Girls Club, GHS and RHS Project Graduation, Science Olympiad, Special Olympics, Assurance Home, Girl Scouts, GHS and RHS choir, KAPS art program, Action Outdoor Adventure Days, RHS and GHS boys and girls basketball, Charlie’s Angels, Rockettes, Vern Stahl Memorial Scholarships, and a dozen or so more youth organizations. The club also donated to the Southeast New Mexico Veteran Transportation Network.

Optimist Mike Perry hands a check to Bethany Johnson, Buddy Walk. (Submitted Photo)

Want to know more about the Sunrise Optimist Club or how to become a member? Join us Wednesday morning, at 7 a.m., at the Lovelace hospital cafeteria, or contact our membership chairman Roger K. Burnett at 420-9420.

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