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Feb 19, 2019 News and Events

Event Recap: The 29th Annual Chili Open Golf Classic

Giving back to the community is a hallmark of Wayne Homes’ company culture. One of the ways we give back is by sponsoring the annual Akron Rotary Chili Open Golf Classic. This year, the 29th Annual Chili Open Golf Classic was held on Saturday, February 2 at Hale Farm and Village in Bath, Ohio. As the title sponsor, we are proud to have been a part of this amazing event that raises funds to send children and adults with developmental disabilities to summer camp. No child or adult is turned away because of their inability to pay, and in 2018 the Akron Rotary Foundation provided over $240,000 in direct financial assistance.

“We are thrilled to be the title sponsor for the Chili Open and we are proud of our decades-long relationship with the Akron Rotary Foundation,” George Murphy, President and CEO of Wayne Homes, said. “The work that the Rotary Camp does in the community is one that really resonates with our employees and we look forward to many more decades supporting the Rotary Camp and the Akron Rotary Foundation.”

It was a chilly day to play golf and eat chili, but the cold didn’t stop over 550 participants, including 55 Wayne Homes employees and their families, from showing up to make a difference in our community. The Chili Open raised over $283,000 to benefit the Akron Rotary Camp for Children with Special Needs.

“We are extremely grateful to Wayne Homes and all of our sponsors, donors, and volunteers who have helped make a difference in the lives of our campers through this year’s Chili Open,” Dan Reynolds, Executive Director of Camping Services at Akron Rotary Camp, said. “Because of their generosity, we are able to provide meaningful opportunities to nearly 1900 campers and their families regardless of their ability to pay.”

Thank you to everyone who came and supported this great cause. We look forward to seeing you again next year, as we come together to give back to the Akron community.

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