Posted by Wanda Whipkey on Nov 05, 2020

Thank you to all who joined us on the greens this past Tuesday as we reviewed the details of the 31st Chili Open Golf Classic.  On February 6, 2021, at Hale Farm and Village in Bath, Ohio, we will be playing golf for the kids.  This video (click here) gives you a glimpse of what happens in the day of a Chili Open!  

Although the Chili Open will look different from previous years due the impact of COVID-19, and whether you choose to attend in person or virtually, your gift will make a significant impact allowing us to continue to serve the vulnerable youth in our community. 

The annual fundraiser represents 30% of operating costs to the Rotary Camp's annual budget.   This ensures that no child is turned away due to their family’s inability to pay. We are extremely thankful to our Chili Open Presenting Sponsor, Wayne Homes for their continued commitment to the camp.

Rotarians are needed to help with the sale of raffle tickets, acquiring unique silent auction items, and providing sponsorships.  Please consider increasing your sponsorship, renewing your sponsorship or becoming a first time sponsor.  If you need assistance with sponsorship questions please reach out to our Sponsorship co-chairs, Christina Horak or June Ring.

Raffle tickets were mailed out to Rotarians and you should receive them this week.  We  ask every Rotarian to purchase or sell a minimum of ten raffle tickets at $20 each. 

Each ticket includes $25 in discounts: 

There are great chances to win the following prizes: 

  • 1st prize is a 2021 Chevrolet Trax LS, or $13,000 cash prize – Thank you The VanDevere Bunch!
  • 2nd prize is a 55” 4k Smart LED TV, courtesy of the S Group, Inc.  – Thank you Rotarian Jeff Sheeks!
  • 3rd prize is a behind-the-scenes media package at a 2021 Cleveland Indians Game – Thank you Rotarian Steve Warren!  

Rotary Camp need us now more than ever.  Here are 3 easy steps you can take now to support the kids:

1.     Follow us on Social Media  

2.     Sell or buy 5 additional raffle tickets at

3.     Come visit Rotary Camp!  If you have not been to Camp or would like bring a prospect, please schedule a visit with Dan Reynolds.

For 96 years, Akron Rotary Camp has been the main project of our Rotary Club. Every Rotarian is needed to help us reach our $300,000 goal in 2021!   Let's help camp live out their mission of “Creating a world where there are only abilities!”