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Thank you Jim Click and Millions For Tucson for offering another truck as a raffle/fundraiser for Tucson charities! All funds raised from our ticket sales go directly to our club!

Purchase your tickets today!

Single Tickets ($25.00)
Five for $100
Eight for $150

Deadline to purchase is December 10, 2021. Drawing to be held on December 17th.

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Back to School Car Show at Empire High School

Come find the HEAT Optimist table on July 31, 2021. 5:30 – 9:00 PM. More Information

HEAT Optimist Golf (HOG) Tournament

Coming in March 2022!


In Memory of Don Irvin

1942-2020

The HEAT Optimist Club lost one of our long-time members, Don Irvin,  in December 2020 to complications due to COVID-19.

Don Irvin, HEAT Member and Beloved Friend

Don has been a HEAT member since May 1999, sponsored by his wife Marty, a HEAT Club Charter Member. He was a mainstay on the Heat board of directors, at club meetings and events. You could always count on Don being there to support our mission of serving the youth in our community. Don was our cowboy club member and he loved to engage in good conversation and bringing out the best in children.

Don had quite a diverse background working in the mines, Pima County, and was an accomplished welder; he even taught welding. We will miss our friend Don and the club extends our deepest sympathies, prayers, and love to Marty and family.


In Memory of
Theodore “Ted” Gaffin

1942-2020

Ted Gaffin – Optimist, Mentor and Friend

Theodore “Ted” Fisher Gaffin passed away unexpectedly on Friday June 12th, 2020 at the age of 78 due to complications from recently discovered cancer. He served the children in the community, the Arizona District, and Optimist International. Ted served as District Governor twice (his latest as a Distinguished Governor), sat on multiple district level and international level committees as member and chairman. He is sorely missed.