About Us

The Vista Optimist Club is a civic service organization which was founded in 1948. Our Mission, as with every Optimist Club, is to Bring out the best in kids. Located in the Shadowridge area of Vista, our facility sits on 11 acres of manicured grounds we call The Shadowridge Estates which includes three little league fields we call the “Field of Dreams” current home of the Rancho Buena Vista Little League.

The Vista Optimist Club’s primary goal is to encourage the youth in the community to have “Strong Minds” by awarding annual scholarships to high school students through our “ Vista Optimist Club Foundation” fund which, with many years of fundraising, has allowed us to to offer these scholarships in perpetuity.

The Vista Optimist Club also encourages “Strong Bodies”  by providing two first class regulation little league fields and a tee ball field complete with stadium seats, concrete dugouts, and night lighting on meticulously maintained grounds. These fields are currently the home of Rancho Buena Vista Little League and hosts numerous all-star tournaments. We provide these fields at no costs to serve as an area where young bodies become strong.

We sponsor many organized baseball and soccer teams. Organized sports provide a positive environment in which youth learn discipline, teamwork, cooperation and perseverance. Our annual oratorical contest teaches young people to rise above their fears and communicate their views. All these experiences help develop strong character.

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