Dale Foster was involved in the youth football programs of the Optimist Clubs for over 20 years, primarily as a coach. He served as head coach from 1963-1972, and as assistant coach and other years. In 1979, he was elected Commissioner of the Citywide Teenage Football League and did a most credible job of bringing together several diverse organizations from ethnic neighborhoods. He was awarded the Friend of Youth Award by the Optimist Clubs. Mr. Foster is not only highly respected as an athlete and coach, but also as a family man and lay leader of Faith Lutheran Church.