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 1, 2020. 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

2019 Chili Open Sponsorship Packages


These packages are focused on providing financial support for children and adults with special needs to attend camp. Each year over 1,800 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 includes:

  • Supporting the overall mission of Rotary Camp through providing financial assistance to 15 families who have children with special needs
  • Logo listing on featured Chili Open Ad in Summit County community newspapers
  • Name inclusion on all promotional materials and press releases: Including radio and television marketing
  • Opportunity to include marketing material in golfer bags (500+)
  • Representation on Chili Open Social Media platforms and featured social media posts
  • Banner with company name on display on event day
  • Logo in Event Day Program
  • Social Media Recognition Ad
  • Name listing on the sponsorship banner in the clubhouse on event day
  • Logo and name on the Chili Open website with hyperlink
  • Logo included on event t-shirt
  • Course sponsorship with company logo on hole flags
  • 2 golf foursomes with preferred tee times and 8 clubhouse passes

This package includes:

  • Supporting the overall mission of Rotary Camp through providing financial assistance to 10 families who have children with special needs
  • Name listing on featured Chili Open Ad in Summit County Community newspapers
  • Name inclusion in all promotional materials and press releases: including radio marketing
  • Opportunity to include marketing material in golfer bags (500+)
  • Representation on Chili Open Social Media platforms and featured social media posts
  • Banner with company name on display on event day
  • Logo in Event Day Program
  • Social Media recognition ad
  • Name listing on the sponsorship banner in the clubhouse on event day
  • Logo and name on Chili Open website with hyperlink
  • Name listing included on event t-shirt
  • 1 golf foursome with a preferred tee time and 6 clubhouse passes

This package includes:

  • Provides weekend care to 5 families who have children with special needs
  • Representation on Chili Open Social Media platforms and featured social media posts
  • Logo in Event Day Program
  • Social Media Recognition Ad
  • Name listing on the sponsorship banner in the clubhouse on event day
  • Name listing on Chili Open website
  • Name listing included on event t-shirt
  • 1 hole sponsorship
  • 1 golf foursome and 4 clubhouse passes for guests

This package includes:

  • Provides 1 week of overnight camp for a child with special needs
  • Name listing in Event Day Program
  • Name listing on the sponsorship banner in the clubhouse on event day
  • Name listing on Chili Open website
  • 1 hole sponsorship
  • 1 golf foursome
  • Provides 1 week of day camp for a child with special needs
  • Name listing on the sponsorship banner in the clubhouse on event day
  • Name listing on Chili Open website
  • 1 hole sponsorship
  • 1 golf foursome / 4 clubhouse passes