Summit-Lake Dillon Optimists Club is a group that established programs for children in all fields of interest. The local branch of this optimists club was founded in 1973. Mike Smith, the owner of Dillon Ridge Liquors, was one of the leading members. This club has a wide variety of functions from athletics and arts to scholastic endeavors for youth in elementary, middle and high school.
The club’s programs are free to any child who wants to join. The goal is to provide access to any and every kid who wants to participate. Right now, the club sponsors elementary basketball, chess and volleyball. They also give out in excess of $5,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors.
Dillon Ridge Liquors is also a proud sponsor of the summer solstice golf tournament. Tournament proceeds provide funding for the optimists club.