Akron Rotary’s Chili Open Golf Classic presented by Wayne Homes is one of Summit County’s largest and most unique promotional venues. The event consists of a daylong golf outing and chili dinner at Hale Farm and Village in Bath, Ohio on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Drawing a crowd of 500+ attendees, the event has captured the attention of the greater Akron region every year since 1990.

While the purpose of the Chili Open is to raise operating funds for the Rotary Camp for Children with Special Needs, the event is an ideal cause marketing opportunity for Summit County businesses.

The contents of this Sponsorship Benefits Guide explain the extensive exposure available to companies, foundations and individuals that choose to partner with the Akron Rotary’s Chili Open. Benefit packages have been designed to provide choices to fit any budget. However, anyone that is interested in creating their own package should discuss their needs with any Akron Rotarian or by calling Amanda Warner at 330.644.4512 or mailto:amandaw@akronymca.org?Subject=ChiliOpen%20Sponsor

2017 Chili Open Sponsorship Packages


These packages are focused on providing financial support for children and adults with special needs to attend camp. Each year almost 2,000 children and adults with special needs attend Akron Rotary Camp’s day, overnight or respite camp programs at one of two locations in the greater Akron community. These core programs provide a safe place for campers to learn and develop while school is not in session.

This package provides the maximum print, radio, and TV advertising impressions for a business and includes:

  • Supporting the overall mission of Rotary Camp through helping fifteen families in need who have children with special needs
  • Course sponsorship with Company Logo on hole flags.
  • Name inclusion on all promotional materials and press releases
  • Prominent logo inclusion on front cover of Chili Open tabloid publication
  • Full page color ad prominently featured in the Chili Open tabloid newspaper publication (see advertising page for specifics)
  • Name inclusion in sponsorship listing ad in Chili Open Newspaper tabloid publication
  • Inclusion in all radio and television advertising
  • Logo and name listing on Chili Open website with hyperlink to company website
  • Representation on Chili Open Facebook and highlighted Facebook posts featuring Company
  • Banner with Company Logo and/or name on display at Hale Farm on event day
  • Prominent name listing on the “Sponsorship Banner” in the clubhouse on event day, and year-long display at Akron Rotary Camp
  • Company Logo included on event t-shirt
  • Two VIP golf foursomes with preferred tee time and ten clubhouse passes for guests
  • Opportunity to include corporate marketing materials/information in golfer packets

This package provides the maximum print, radio, and TV advertising impressions for a business and includes:

  • Supporting the overall mission of Rotary Camp through helping ten families in need who have children with special needs
  • Name inclusion in all promotional materials and press releases
  • 1/2 page color ad in the Chili Open tabloid newspaper publication (see advertising page for specifics)
  • Logo inclusion in a full-page, color ad in the Chili Open tabloid newspaper publication
  • Name inclusion in sponsorship listing ad in Chili Open tabloid newspaper publication
  • Inclusion in all radio and television advertising
  • Logo and name listing on Chili Open website with hyperlink to company website
  • Representation on Chili Open Facebook and highlighted Facebook posts featuring Company
  • Banner with Company Logo and/or name on display at Hale Farm on event day
  • Name listing on the “Sponsorship Banner” in the clubhouse on event day, and year-long display at Akron Rotary Camp
  • Name listing on event t-shirt
  • One VIP golf foursome with preferred tee time and ten clubhouse passes for guests
  • Opportunity to include corporate marketing materials/information in golfer packets

This package provides the maximum print advertising impressions for a business and includes:

  • Provides respite weekend care to five families who have children with special needs
  • 1/4 page ad in the Chili Open tabloid newspaper publication (see advertising page for specifics)
  • Name inclusion in sponsorship listing ad in Chili Open tabloid newspaper publication
  • Name listing on Chili Open website
  • Representation on Chili Open Facebook and highlighted Facebook posts featuring Company
  • Name listing on the “Sponsorship Banner” in the clubhouse on event day, and year-long display at Akron Rotary Camp
  • Name listing on event t-shirt
  • One hole sponsorship
  • One golf foursome and five clubhouse passes for guests

This package is a good balance between exposure and supporting the cause and includes:

  • Provides a campership for a week of camp for a child with special needs
  • Name inclusion in sponsorship listing ad in Chili Open tabloid newspaper publication
  • 1/8 page ad in Chili Open tabloid newspaper publication (see advertising page for specifics)
  • Name listing on Chili Open website
  • Name listing on the “Sponsorship Banner” in the clubhouse on event day, and year-long display at Akron Rotary Camp
  • One hole sponsorship
  • One golf foursome
  • Provides a campership for a week of camp for a child with special needs.
  • Name inclusion in sponsorship listing ad in Chili Open tabloid newspaper publication
  • Name listing on the “Sponsorship Banner” in the clubhouse on event day, and year-long display at Akron Rotary Camp
  • One hole sponsorship
  • One golf foursome

Newspaper Advertising


While many packages above combine the advantage of the incredible print marketing opportunities described below together with the caring support of families with disabilities, if a company truly only desires to engage in a print marketing type of activity, we have options for those companies as well.

The Chili Open has partnered with Leader Publication and Record Publishing to deliver real media exposure to advertisers and sponsors. The West Side Leader, South Side News Leader, Cuyahoga Falls News-Press, Hudson Hub-Times, News Leader, Stow Sentry, Tallmadge Express, and Twinsburg Bulletin have agreed to provide 600 column inches of advertising that will include mentions of all program sponsors. Any interested business can purchase advertisements in this special edition tabloid according to the rates listed below. This publication will run in mid-to- end January 2017. With an ABC certified circulation of 135,000 households, this tabloid size publication can offer advertisers impressions as low as $0.27 CPM (cost per thousand), an unheard of value in print media. Additionally, more than 1,000 additional copies will be distributed at the event.

9.5″ wide x 12.5″ tall – $2,500

9.5″ wide x 12.5″ tall – $2,000

9.5″ wide x 6.25″ tall – $1,000

4.75″ wide x 6.25″ tall – $800

4.75″ wide x 3.125″ tall – $500

Ad/Art Files


Ad Deadline January 9, 2017. Ads must be submitted as electronic “press ready” graphic files that conform to the following:

  • 300 dpi resolution
  • PDF, EPS, TIFF, or JPG
  • 1 color (gray scale) or 4 color (CMYK)
  • If providing a vector file, ensure all fonts are changed to outlines.
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