Optimist Club of Coronado Thanks the Community

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Submitted by Don Crawford

The Optimist Club of Coronado would like to thank the community for their support in helping make the 47th Annual Sports Fiesta a great success. We would first like to thank the City of Coronado, Naval Base Coronado, and the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa for providing us with the venues to hold our seven events. We would also like to thank the following members of the community who helped us organize our four new events – Tammy Carney; Karen Dugger; Wendy Garrison; and Andre Pierre and Dave Werth.

The Optimist Club would also like to thank the nearly 400 people who participated in our events –  mini-triathlon, 5K, one-mile ocean swim, Beach Volleyball, Pickleball, Lawn Bowling, and Cornhole. A special shout out goes to the Hard Rocks who participated in all of our Big 3 events. Congratulations also to the winners of our events. We hope all of you enjoyed yourselves and can come back next year.

Last, but not least, we would like to thank the businesses and individuals who sponsored our Sports Fiesta and who help us fulfill our mission. Nearly 200 donors helped us exceed our fundraising goals for this year, and will allow us to provide even greater support for the youth of Coronado.

Thank you.

Don Crawford


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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.”Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: manager@coronadotimes.com