Who Are We?

The Optimist Club of Knoxville (OCK) was established in 1920. We remain an Optimistic force within the Knoxville community for youth, the community, and ourselves. We gather most Fridays at noon at the Foundry on the World’s Fair Site.  Come join us. Visitors are always welcome!

The Optimist Club of Knoxville awards annual scholarships, hosts many youth activities, and conducts several fundraisers to support projects. Our main focus is to enhance the lives of youth in the Knoxville area and encourage community involvement. Please see our Community Programs and Events for details on some of what OCK does for the East Tennessee area.