AKRON ROTARY'S Chili Open Golf Classic
February 3, 2018 

Proceeds Benefit The Akron Rotary Camp for Children With Special Needs


One of the most unique challenges for either an extreme sports enthusiast or a hobbyist golfer is the arctic golf experience of Akron Rotary's Chili Open presented by Wayne Homes. Each year the grounds of historic Hale Farm and Village is transformed into five golf courses with nine holes each. Hole distances will range from 65 to 125 yards. Golfers are challenged to drive shots across tundra and putt balls laden with ice.

While this may not sound like and event for the faint-of-heart, it is perfect for anyone that enjoys a good time and likes to help a great cause. 

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Included with the registration fee for each golfer is a pass to Akron Rotary's Chili Open warm-up party. Inside the banquet hall of Hale Farm and Village, all golfers will be treated to all-you-can-eat Whitey's Chili and other wonderful food. There will be plenty of space for playing cards and reminiscing about the best shots of the day on the frigid course. There will also be great raffle prizes.


Your participation in the 2016 Akron Rotary Chili Open golf classic will help more than 1,700 children and adults with disabilities attend the Rotary Camp next summer! Every summer for more than 88 years, the Rotary Club of Akron has sponsored the Rotary Camp. Children with special needs throughout Ohio have been invited to spend a week at camp, where they enjoy many traditional activities including swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, sports and games, team building and more in our convenient and accessible natural setting. When campers leave Rotary Camp at the end of each session, they not only leave with lifelong memories and friends, but they often show more independence as well as a greater understanding of themselves and their abilities.