May 3, 2011

Optimists recognize Tucson area first responders

On April 28, the Optimist Club of Casas Adobes, Arizona held its third annual First Responders Recognition Dinner. As one might imagine, this activity took on special meaning as the community and entire country had recently witnessed their expertise in the tragic Arizona shooting that injured Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, wounded thirteen others, and claimed the lives of six including a nine-year-old girl.

Dan Marries, anchor with Channel 13 KOLD, Marana, Arizona and a member of the Casas Adobes Optimist Club, created the video tribute and posted it on the KOLD page on April 29. He also emceed the event. Please click on the link to read more and see those honored by the Optimist Club.

One of the purposes of Optimist International is to inspire respect for law. Optimist Clubs choose to do this in a way that is meaningful to their community. First responders seem like a natural fit for the Casas Adobes Optimist Club as they are a hands-on group, at the ready to serve. The home page of the Casas Adobes Optimist Club even explains this as they "insist on being physically involved" with activities they support and that is a very commendable trait. Thank you for your service.
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