Community Partnerships

The Grantham Optimist Club Would Like To Thank The Following Community Partners For Their Help And Participation In Improving Our Club:

Performance Auto Group


Performance Auto Group Community Partnership Program

With the generous aid of the Performance Auto Group, the Grantham Optimist Club was able to upgrade our Softball League facility's benches and bleachers. 

Moreover, we are also proud to announce Performance Auto Group's support of our Performance Auto Group A's Tournament Softball Team; A select softball team, comprised of players from the Grantham Optimist Softball Program from the ages of 14 and younger, that travel Ontario to participate in regional tournaments.

Performance Auto Group was also our co-sponsor of our 2018 Family Appreciation Softball Event, donating both their time and delicious hotdogs to feed our hungry players. 

Tim Hortons


Timbits Minor Sports Program

With the help of the Timbits Minor Sports Program, we were able to outfit our Grantham Optimist Softball League T-Ball teams with uniforms and hats. 

"The Timbits Minor Sports Program is a community-oriented sponsorship  program that provides opportunities for kids aged four to nine to play  house league sports. The philosophy of the program is not based on  winning or losing, but on learning a new sport, making new friends, and  just being a kid. "

Ontario Trillium Foundation


"Ontario Trillium Capitol Project Grant was successfully awarded to the Grantham Optimist Club for improvements to their four baseball fields. The grant has been used to replace all of the existing fencing, backstop, safety infrastructure, and general park equipment, improving the facility that has been providing softball and other youth activities since 1954. 

The Grantham Optimist Club conducts numerous service projects serving hundreds of young people annually, such as, youth softball, scouting, beavers, and oratorical competitions for St. Catharines elementary schools and during the 63 years of operating, an excess of 60, 000 youth have participated in the Club's programs. 

Understanding that there is a direct link between strong community programs and healthy communities the Grantham Optimist Club is proud to partner with the Ontario Trillium Foundation in continuing to fulfill these programs and achieve long term success."

- Mike ANDERSON, Grantham Optimist Club - Softball League Chair, 2019

Mark's No Frills


581 Lake Street, St. Catharines

Mark's No Frills Participates Annually In Our Grantham Optimist Softball League Closing Tournament BBQ; Providing Food, Drinks, And Snacks To Hundreds Of Our Players To Close Out Our Season. 

The Pita Pit


Fairview Mall, 311 Geneva Street, St. Catharines

The Pita Pit Player of the Game has been an player favorite tradition over the past many seasons. 

After each game, a coach awards one of their players The Pita Pit Player of the Game award for an outstanding play, great effort, or show of sportsmanship. 

This award is redeemable at The Pita Pit for a free pita and a photo of the young athlete on their Player Of The Game board. 

Fat Louie's Pizzeria


384 Linwell Road, St. Catharines

Fat Louie's, home of the M.V.Pizza, generously donates dozens of meals to our Grantham Optimist Softball program for our growing, hungry players.

Every week, players in the Bantam and Bantam-Midget leagues are chosen, by opposing teams for sportsmanship and skill, to receive the gift of a free pizza courtesy of Fat Louie. 

We thank Fat Louie's for their continuous support in giving our youth a fun and memorable summer. 

Fat Louie's was also a co-sponsor for our 2018 Family Appreciation Day Softball Event, donating their time and delicious pizza for our hungry players.

Baseball Team Sponsors


Mite Division

Jeff Muir Remax Garden City

Bob Martens Royal LePage

Burtnik Printing Inc.

Klix Photography

Pete's Pizza

Niagara Industrial Supplies    

Squirt Division

Performance Auto Group Collision

Performance Auto Group Toyota 

Performance Auto Group Hyundai  

Performance Auto Group Mini 

Performance Auto Group Acura

Performance Auto Group Mercedes    

PeeWee Division

SellOffVacations - Geneva St.


Pharma Save 

JC Auto    

Novice Division

Nu Craft - Window and Door Co

Canadian Tire Gas Bar - Glendale Ave

No Frills

Permanent Siding and Windows    

Bantam-Midget Division

Spirit Wear

Jackie Richardson Royal Lepage

Future Waste

Recycling Facilities

EM-COR Electric    

Select Division

Niagara Stone

Sheppard Fence

Interested In Sponsoring A Team?

If you are interested in sponsoring one of our many youth softball teams, feel free to contact :

Optimist Daryl CROWDER