Missy Kane Bemiller Visits the Optimist Club of Knoxville on Friday, February 3, 2023!

Besides coaching distance runners at the University of Tennessee, working at WBIR in Knoxville as the first female sports anchor in East Tennessee, and working as a track and field TV commentator for Fox Sports, what else has this Lady Vols Sports Hall of Famer done? Come find out.

We gather at the Foundry at noon on Fridays. Want to attend? Contact an Optimist you know or notify us at info@KnoxOptimist.org.

Optimist Club of Knoxville

The Optimist Club of Knoxville (OCK) encourages, energizes, and empowers our members to positively impact the youth of our community through service projects, fellowship, and engagement.

OCK members cultivate optimism as a philosophy of life. We patriotically promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs, inspire respect for law, and work for international accord and friendship.

Our club is a part of Optimist International, which has more than 3,000 clubs across the United States, Canada, and many other countries.

More than 100 years in the making!

Join Us

The Optimist Club of Knoxville has met nearly every Friday since 1920.

Currently the club meets at the Foundry on the World’s Fair Park Site Fridays at noon.