The Seward Optimist Club sponsored Kendra Placke in the Nebraska District Optimist Jr. Golf Tourney held at York Country Club June, 2017. Kendra was the overall female winner tied in regulation and winning in a playoff. As a result, she competed in the Optimist International Golf Tournament held July 29 through Aug 1, 2017, at PGA National Resort and Spa at Palm Beach, FL. The Seward Optimist Club annually sponsors one or two golfers for the Nebraska District Optimist Jr. Golf Tournament.