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, Florida with close to 700 golfers from nearly 30 countries. The Seward Optimist Club annually seeks male and female golfers ranging from ages 10-18 who would like to participate. On June 2, 2022, Dane Conner, Remi Christensen, Matthew Wegman, and Luke Wegman competed to be one of 16 Nebraska youth to qualify for the event held at Doral Resort and Spa in Miami, Florida. They all enjoyed the experience.