The Tri-Star contests are the perfect opportunity for children to have fun while testing their skills in three areas of the sports of their choice. The Lima Noon Optimist Club sponsors the basketball competition for elementary students in the Lima area. Each skill offers exciting opportunities to promote self-confidence, physical fitness and friendly competition. Recently as many as 460 students from 16 schools participated with about 80 competing for trophies in the 8-13 age groups. The games are held each year from mid-February through mid-March.