It’s that time of year again! Wayne Homes recently hosted the 24th Annual Chili Open and it was another impressive showing by all. Despite arctic temperatures, over 600 employees, customers, trade partners and corporate sponsors came out to support special needs children.
About 330 golfers, 100 volunteers and 175 spectators gathered for nine frozen holes of golf to benefit the Akron Rotary Club’s efforts to send special needs kids to summer camp. Everyone braved freezing cold temperatures to show off their skills on the golf course before moving inside to thaw out, enjoy a cold beer and warm their stomachs with a bowl of hot chili – 500 pounds of chili to be exact.
As the title sponsor for the past 11 years, Wayne Homes was pleased to see over $150,000 raised! This will help to send more than 1,600 special needs children to the Rotary Camp. Camp will provide a much needed break for parents and caregivers, but most importantly, it give these amazing kids time to play, learn and make connections with other children like them. The lifetime of memories they will create make a day in the cold well worthwhile.
Thank you to everyone that participated in this year’s event. Let’s hope all those orange golf balls resurface come spring.
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