March 8, 2022
By Jessica Mathews / [email protected]
A local organization dedicated to serving the youth of the community holds monthly euchre tournaments to help other local charity groups.
The Brighton Optimist Club hold monthly euchre tournaments on the second Tuesday of each month to benefit other local 501 c3 groups.
The Optimists have been serving the youth of Livingston County for over 44 years and organize a variety of youth activities each year. The club’s mission is to “bring out the best in young people, in our communities and in ourselves”.
Officials say part of that mission is to help other local nonprofit groups. For example, the Brighton Optimist Club recently presented a check for $745 to the Friends of the Howell Carnegie District Library, representing proceeds from their February event.
This month’s tournament will take place today, Tuesday, March 8, and will benefit the American Brain Tumor Association.
Each tournament takes place at Eternity Brewing Company in the canton of Genoa. The total prize pool is split between the nominated charity and the first, second and third place winners.
April’s event will benefit Oakland Livingston’s social services agency or OLHSA’s Walk for the Warmth, while May’s tournament will benefit LOVE Inc. and then Bountiful Harvest in June.
Organizers say that over the past three months, the tournaments have generated more than $1,800 in donations to local nonprofit groups.
Registration information is available via the link.