Third Annual Camel Race



Our 3rd Annual Camel Races will be November 9, 2019. Wooden Camels, limited to the first 24 Camels, sponsored by individuals and businesses, dressed very creatively, are raced against one another determined by the roll of numbered cubes.  Proceeds from our first year's races went to the Boys and Girls Club, Bay City, for the purchase of gym bleachers.  Our 2nd year's proceeds went to the  Riverview Discovery Island Project, a children's Playscape to be built here in Bay City.  Proceeds from this year's race will go to help fund "River Jordan, Inc.", a Youth Transitional Home for teens in Bay County. This year's races will be held at the LFA Hall, 2323 Amelith Rd, Bay City, Mi.  This event is licensed under Michigan State Lottery laws.  More information, as well as a list of this year's sponsors, will be available here as we get closer to the races.

Win A Free Camel Race Ticket

       Getting ready for the #CamelRaces fundraiser, Penelope the Camel is running all around town! If you can find her, take your picture with her, post it, and tag Bay City Noon Optimist. You will be entered to win 1 ticket to the November 9th event! The lucky winner will be randomly selected from all entries the first week of October. 

      Click the link to see our website for event details and good luck!       

2nd Annual Camel Races, Novenber 10, 2018


Members of the Bay City Noon Optimist Club presenting a check  for $7,500, proceeds from the 2nd annual Camel races, sponsored by the Bay City Noon Optimist Club, to the Riverview Discovery Island project, a new Playscape to be built in Bay City.

1st Annual Camel Races, September 23, 2017


Bleachers purchased for the Bay City Boys and Girls Club with the proceeds from the 1st annual Camel Races sponsored by the by the Bay City Noon Optimist Club.