Congratulations to the Akron Rotary Club/Akron Rotary Camp for the generous $5,000.00 donation from the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship Tournament, July 2019. 
A friend of Akron Rotary member, Lynda Farkas, Karen Keasling, member of the Messiah Lutheran Church, longtime volunteer of the tournament and Tournament Board member immediately thought of the Camp as her choice of charities to receive the donation. 
During the February 27th “Thaw” we celebrated the news with the help of Rotarians; Dan Reynolds, Mella Castner, Jan Ryan, Lynda Farkas and Karen Keasling. 
Our thanks are extended to Karen for thinking of the Akron Rotary Camp. 
Due to the generosity of our 1,000 volunteers,
$825,000 went to Northeast Ohio non-profits!
Due to the success of the 2019 Bridgestone SENIOR PLAYERS additional funds became available for charitable proceeds. Northern Ohio Golf Charities Foundation recently announced that ten past grant recipients were selected to receive a one-time discretionary grant. We commend these groups on the work they are doing to improve the lives of residents of our community and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to help fund their mission.
The selected charities include; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Summit, Medina and Stark Counties, City of Akron Fire Department’s REACH Program, Elves and More of Northeast Ohio, Embrace Clinic and Care Center, Embracing Futures, Faithful Servants Care Center, First Tee of Canton, Open M, Rotary Camp for Children with Special Needs  ($5,000.00), and Summit Choral Society.