Chili Cook Off Recap
Feb 18, 2020 News and Events

2020 Annual Chili Open Recap

The 30th annual Akron Chili Open Golf Classic, presented by Wayne Homes, was held on Saturday, February 1 at Hale Farm and Village in Bath, Ohio. We are proud to say that this beloved event raised over $302,000 for the Akron Rotary Camp for Children with Special Needs.

The Chili Open is Akron Rotary’s annual benefit that raises funds to send children and adults with developmental disabilities to summer camp and aids operational costs of the camp. It’s a cause that we are happy to support–in fact, we had over 500 supporters, including over 50 Wayne Homes employees along with their families and friends, attend the Chili Open.

The day consisted of arctic golf, all-you-can-eat Whitey’s chili, silent auctions, door prizes, raffle tickets, a chili-eating contest, and more. Wanda Whipkey, who co-chaired the event with Dr. Rob McGregor, said, “We are always so grateful for Wayne Homes and all of our sponsors, donors, and volunteers who help us make a difference in our campers’ lives each year,” In 2019, the camp served 1,052 children and adults through day and overnight summer camping programs. No camper is ever turned away for their inability to pay, and 2020 will continue this tradition.

Giving back is baked into our culture.

We love supporting the communities we build in. It keeps us connected and grounded. It maintains our focus on what matters most. Thank you to all who participated in the Chili Open. We are grateful for the opportunity to give back, and to be able to do it together with our team members.

Want to learn more about how Wayne gives back? Contact us, or swing by your closest Model Center to get to know us in person. a

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