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27th Annual Chili Open Raising Funds for Children with Special Needs

To a golfer, weather is never an obstacle. Despite rain, sleet, snow or ice, the amateur as well as the expert, has no problem taking a swing – especially when the stakes are high.

And, with the 27th annual Akron Rotary Chili Open, presented by Wayne Homes, the stakes are high: Raising more funds so children and adults with disabilities can attend Akron Rotary Camp, operated by the Akron Area YMCA.

Last year, funds earned from this event, helped more than 1,900 people take part in summer camp and year round respite programs which help campers build independence, social skills, and memories that last a lifetime at the camp located on the Portage Lakes.

So get your foursome defrosted and registered today at to attend the 27th annual Chili Open that will be held on February 4, 2017 at Hale Farm in Village in Bath, Ohio.

The grounds of this historic location, will be temporarily transformed into five unique golf courses, each having nine holes. Distances will range from 65 to 125 yards, so most participants pack putters, wedges, irons and some brightly colored golf balls. They may want to also bring gloves, hats and overall good cheer as bunkers of snow and icy fairways will be the likely terrain.

Registration for the 27th Annual Akron Rotary Chili Open includes green fees as well as admission to the Chili Open Warm-up Party, where golfers will receive a limited edition Chili Open T-shirt, a raffle ticket for great prizes, and plenty of food and drink. Winners for closest-to-the-pin, hole-in-one, and overall low score, will also get their just desserts.

And if that’s not enough, some sandbaggers will opt to compete in the 5 lb. Chili Eating Challenge, where the winner will earn a grand prize, awarded by Akron Tractor & Equipment. Bragging rights are also key to the victory.

So regard less if the Chili Open is part of your February tradition or if you’re a new to the joy of getting in a few swings before Spring, plan to have good game for a great cause on Saturday, February 4, 2017.

The 27th Akron Rotary Chili Open is a fun way to drive funding to the Akron Rotary Camp for Children with Special Needs. For complete information, please visit or call 330.644.4512.


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