For more than 30 years, the Optimist Club of Cooper City has been a “Friend of Youth”. Each year, some 5,000 participants take part in the eight sports our club has to offer. Our fields, diamonds, courts and rinks are breeding grounds for young minds and bodies. The Optimist Club of Cooper City promotes good sportsmanship and healthy competition. Parents are encouraged to become involved with the various programs to help ensure its continued success and maintain its family environment.
Preventing Sexual Abuse: Community Outreach Event For All Ages
* 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men have reported that they were sexually abused before the age of 18.
* 95% of sexual abuse is preventable through education and awareness.
* This issue affects every community.
Calling all parents: Join the Cooper City community and the Lauren's Kids foundation for an evening of hope, healing and education in the wake of the child sexual abuse case unfolding in our backyard. Alongside survivor and advocate Lauren Book, Cooper City will begin shining light in dark places to promote hope & healing for all affected, and educate parents and community members on signs of abuse and prevention strategies for families.
Thursday, July 30th @ 7:30 p.m.
Cooper City High School
9401 Stirling Road
Cooper City, FL 33328
Please join us in our efforts to keep our children safe!
For more information about this important community event please call 954-434-4300 #224
Cooper City Baseball Coach Arrested - Optimist Statement
The City of Cooper and Cooper City Optimist remain committed to safety as the first priority of the youth sports program within the City of Cooper City.
The City of Cooper City and Cooper City Optimist have been advised by BSO that a long-time baseball coach in the Optimist's youth athletic program has been arrested.
The accused individual passed comprehensive background checks which were conducted by the Optimist Club's background check vendors.
The accused individual has been removed as a coach from the Optimist's roster of volunteers.
This incident involving allegations against an individual who served as a volunteer coach, should not in any way reflect on the outstanding work of the many parents and volunteers who serve in the youth sports program.
Pending the BSO investigation and prosecution of the matter, any further information requests on the matter should be directed to BSO.