32nd Chili Open Logo


The Story of the Chili Open

Founded by:

The Rotary Club of Strongsville in 1992. The Chili Open’s Humble Beginnings started and continues to this day at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds.

A small event by anyone’s standard hosted in an out building, heated by Rotarians personal kerosene heaters, and about 100 in attendance.

Now A Can't Miss Event

Since those first years The Chili Open Golf Classic has turned into a can’t miss annual event. Since its Humble Beginnings, and with the generous support of area business, The Classic has raised over $2 million for various charities locally, nationally and internationally.

This FUN-RAISER has become a February Tradition for over 30 years in Northeastern Ohio, drawing nearly 1,000 golfers who tee off into blasts of frigid air, putt across frosty greens and warm up in an event hall full of hot food, good drink and sizzling activities.

Primary Beneficiary


Additional Beneficiaries The Chili Open also supports scholarships awarded by the Strongsville Rotary Foundation and other Rotary Club os Strongsville projects.

Day of the Event:

Main Raffle


Suite at a Guardians Game for
12 People - $4,000.00 Value

Donated by the Cleveland Guardians Includes 3 parking passes and a food and beverage package.


19201 E Bagley Rd, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130