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Thank you for participating in the 31st Annual Chili Open Golf Classic. Your generous support over the years has helped The Rotary Club of Strongsville provide tremendous support to countless local, national, and international initiatives.

We are thrilled to announce this year’s Primary Beneficiary is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Student Visionaries of the Year! Student Visionaries of the Year is a philanthropic leadership development program through which highly motivated high-school leaders embark on a journey of professional growth, fostering professional skills such as entrepreneurship, marketing, and project management; all while working to raise as much as possible for LLS’s mission.

Please take a few moments and familiarize yourself with everything going on throughout the day.

DO NOT FORGET: Tickets for our Main Raffle will be sold throughout the day until 3:00 pm.

Don’t miss out on a chance to win $10,000.00!

DRAWING at 3:30

We have quite the day in store for you:
DOORS OPEN AT 9 – FOOD & FUN STARTS AT – 10

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Hourly 50/50 Raffles:

Winners drawn every hour on the hour:
Strand of 8 Tickets – $5.00
11:00am Drawing
12:00pm Drawing
1:00pm Drawing
2:00pm Drawing
MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN

ALL DAY 50/50:

Something new and exciting this year:
Tickets sold all day: 1 for $5.00 or 5 for $20.00
Drawing at 3:20pm
MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN

Side Boards:

Back again for the second year in a row:
$5.00 and $10.00 Sideboards: 50 tickets sold at a time.
Drawings immediately after the last ticket sells
MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN

Heads/Tails Beads:

Try your luck and play for The Wheelbarrow of Booze. Over $1,000.00 in Value.
Heads and Tails Game played every hour on the half hour.
Game 1 – 11:30am
Game 2 – 12:30pm
Game 3 – 1:30pm
Game 4 – 2:30pm
Four Finalists play for The Wheelbarrow at 3:00pm.
2nd / 3rd / 4th smaller wheelbarrow smaller prize
Questions: Find a Rotarian or ask one of Our Bead Sellers!
MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN

Cash Cube Raffle:

More New, More Exciting:
THAT’S RIGHT, this year we have a Cash Cube Money Machine.
You have a chance to step into The Cube and grab as much money as you can!!!
Tickets sold just like side boards. $5.00 each 50 sold at a time.
Cube starts with $1,000.00 and every dollar sold goes into the Cube
Rules: Cash/Prizes must be captured in the air, hands only, NO Trapping, NO
Pockets, NO Floor
***SEE POSTED RULES, TERMS, AND CONDITIONS DAY OF***
MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN

Main Raffle:

THAT’S RIGHT, someone is going to win $10,000.00
Tickets still available 1 for $10.00 or 3 for $20.00
Drawing at 3:30pm
2nd & 3rd place winners drawn consecutively after.
Need NOT be Present to WIN!!!

$5.00 Drink Tickets:

Drink Tickets are $5.00 each and all General Admission Wine and Cocktails are 1
Ticket Each. See General Admission Bar Area for Details. There is a full bar
included in a VIP Ticket. Please consider participating as a VIP guest at next
year’s Chili Open by becoming a Sponsor or purchasing VIP Tickets.

Sponsors/Partners:

Your signage that is hung around the middle of the room is yours to take with
you. Please feel free to pull down and take a photo at one of the many photo
walls behind the main stage.

??? Mystery Box ???

In this year’s Live Auction, we have 5 Mystery Boxes for you to bid on. NO this is
not a Facebook or Amazon pallet SCAM. All Mystery boxes are slated in the
#2-Spot on the hour. All boxes have a minimum value of $150.00

Bourbon Raffle:

This year we will be pulling (2) Raffle Tickets for a Marquee Selection of Bourbon
and Swag. $10.00 per ticket and only 300 tickets will be sold. Get your tickets
before they sell out!
Drawing at 3:10pm
MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN

Closest to the Pin:

Back by popular demand. Golf Simulator Closest to the Pin!
$5.00 will get you (3) shots. No limit on shots purchased. Closest to the pin
WINS a brand-new golf bag and iron set.

ON TO THE LIVE AUCTION

Please be sure to note any restrictions on the packages as listed. All auction bids are coordinated with the assistance of professional auctioneer Bob Hale of Benefit Auction Services.

GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR BIDDING!!!

10:00am – 11:00am Auction Packages:

10-1

Bunker Hill:
2-Month Membership (March & April) Unlimited Greens Fees
Cart NOT Included
1 Hour or your portion of 18 Holes in a group at the Bunker Hill Full Swing Indoor Golf Simulators

10-2

Mystery BOX-1 (New This Year):
NOT a Facebook or Amazon Pallet SCAM!!! All Mystery boxes have a minimum value of $150.00

10-3

Bagels for a Year from Panera:
1 bagel pack per month for a year

10-4

Clean N’Green Lawn Service – Five Step Lawn Fertilization

10-5

Furry Friends Basket:
Pet Presents, Toys, Treats, Gift Cards, $100.00 towards Day Care.
Donated by Perfect Pup & Social Paws
Over $300.00 value

10-6

NASCAR Truck Series Hood & Side Panel:
Matt Crafton pilots the No. 88 Menards in the NASCAR Truck Series.
Three-time Series Champion: 2019, 2014, 2013
First Full-time Season: 2013
Starts: 544
Wins: 15

10-7

NEO GOLF Package (Mallard Creek) & (Good Park Golf Course):
Foursome 18 Holes at Mallard Creek in Columbia Station
Foursome 18 Holes at Good Park Golf Course in Akron
Carts NOT Included
$100.00 Gift Cards from Slim & Chubby’s

10-8

Fin Feather Fur Basket:
Shakespeare Complete Fishing Kit – Rod & Mini Tackle
Flambeau 2 Tray Tackle Box
Yukon Outfitters Yeti
Black Rifle Coffee & Apparel

10-9

Fire 45 Wine & Golf Baskets

10-10

1980 Cleveland Browns Signed Team Ball

10-11

Jeff Ellis’ International Karate Centers:
Three Month New Student Course and Uniform
Program for 7 years thru adult
$600.00 Value

10-12

Bar Signs:
Miller Ohio / Miller Guardians / Great Lakes Guardians

11:00am 50/50 Drawing

11:00am – 12:00pm Auction Packages:

11-1

Annual Car Wash Membership from SGT CLEAN Carwash:
12 Month Gold Package

11-2

Mystery BOX-2 (New This Year):
NOT a Facebook or Amazon Pallet SCAM!!! All Mystery boxes have a minimum value of $150.00

11-3

One round of golf for 3 players at Elyria Country Club:
One round of golf for 3 players
Carts included
Your host, Henry King (SHS Class of ‘83), completes the foursome
Includes lunch or dinner at the club house

11-4

NEO GOLF Package (Pine Brook) & Golftec – Swing Analysis:
Golftec Swing Analysis
Foursome 18 Holes Pine Brook Golf Course
Cart NOT Included

11-5

You Pick Two” for a Year from Panera:
One “You Pick 2” per month for a year

11-6

Charcoal Tailgate Grill:
Char-Griller Portable Grill and Side Fire Box
Two $50.00 gift cards from Walmart

11:30am RED BEADS Heads & Tales Game

11-7

Cleveland Browns Nick Chubb Autographed Football

11-8

NEO GOLF Package (Pine Hills):
Foursome 18 Holes at Pine Hills in Hinckley, Cart Included
$200.00 in Gift Cards to J Bella

11-9

Nothing Buntcakes & Hickory Farms Basket:
Three Bundtlet Tower
Bundtlet a month for a year
Cabernet & Savory Snack Collection w/cutting board

11-10

NEO GOLF Package (Medina Country Club):
Foursome 18 Holes at Medina Country Club
Cart Included

11-11

Bourbon Night Basket:
Assortment of Bourbons including: Watershed, Rabbit Hole, Makers’ Private Select & Others

11-12

Ladders Unlimited:
Two Werner 12’ Ladders

12:00pm 50/50 Drawing

12:00pm – 1:00pm Auction Packages:

12-1

Opening Day / Cleveland Guardians:
2 tickets to the April 8th Home Opener against the Chicago White Sox
Seven Rows behind Third Base
Includes $50.00 parking pass at the Tri-C Parking Garage

12-2

Mystery BOX-3 (New This Year):
NOT a Facebook or Amazon Pallet SCAM!!! All Mystery boxes have a minimum value of $150.00

12-3

1 Year Family Membership to the Strongsville Recreation Center:
Unlimited use of the center during all open recreation times
Reduced rates on programs and facility rentals – priority registration on most programs/classes
Members Only Days Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-9 p.m., Nov. 1- March 31
Coupon pack of 10 daily guest coupons Coupon pack worth over $80.00 in savings

12-4

Jeff Ellis’ International Karate Centers
Three Month New Student Course and Uniform
Program for ages 7 thru adult $600.00 value

12-5

2 Nights at the Iris Inn in Waynesboro VA:
Enjoy 2 nights at the Iris Inn in Waynesboro, VA
Includes small plate breakfast & mimosa bar
5-course dinner for two with wine pairing in the Iris Inn Dining Room

12-6

1/2 Carat Diamond Stud Earrings:
Lab-Grown with a VS Clarity and F Color Grade. Appraisal: $899.00

12:30pm GOLD BEADS Heads & Tales Game

12-7

Golf Simulator & Panera
Two Hours at X-Golf
Two $50.00 gift cards at Panera Bread

12-8

Downtown Cleveland for the Night:
Overnight Accommodations, Breakfast for Two, and Complimentary Parking at The Renaissance
$200.00 Gift Card to Morton’s The Steakhouse

12-9

Cleveland Brown’s Amari Cooper Autographed Football

12-10

Around The World WINE Tour:
This package includes a private wine tasting with local wine connoisseur and Sommelier George Zaboura. Bring up to 15 guests to Royal Park Fine Wine (17608 Pearl Rd, Strongsville) on a mutually agreed upon date (Monday – Thursday evenings) for a tasting of wines from a variety of regions around the globe. Minimum Bid $200.00

12-11

Cavs V. Timberwolves March 8th
Club Seats, Section C121, Row 3 Seats 15 & 16

12-12

Architectural Justice:
Custom Live Edge Table with Metal Base

1:00pm 50/50 Drawing

1:00pm – 2:00pm Auction Packages:

1-1

1 Year Individual Membership to Lifeworks Health and Fitness Center:
Over 90 Free Weekly Exercise Classes
LifeWorks 101 Program to guide you on your journey Health & Fitness
Assessments Exercise Plans & Guidance, Complimentary Wellness Advisor
Deluxe Locker Rooms with full amenities – dry sauna, whirlpool, steam room
2 Floors of Cardio Equipment, 3 Lines of Strength Training Equipment
Lap Pool (82-84°) and Warm Water Pool (92-94°)
Indoor/Outdoor Track Free Educational Seminars Basketball/Racquetball Courts

1-2

Mystery BOX-4 (New This Year):
NOT a Facebook or Amazon Pallet SCAM!!! All Mystery boxes have a minimum value of $150.00

1-3

The “Karate Kid” Experience Birthday:
Birthday Party for up to 20, ages 6-10
Includes uniform for the Birthday Boy or Girl, 45 min class, pizza, pop and cake for all the children, and a gift for everyone that attends

1-4

Puerto Vallarta Vacation Package:
A weeklong stay in a 2-bedroom, 3-bathroom unit with full kitchen, dining room, living room,
and balcony.
Sleeps 8
Choose from 2 beautiful locations
Minimum Bid $1,400.00
***Airfare NOT Included***

1-5

NASCAR Truck Series Tailgate & Side Panel:
Matt Crafton pilots the No. 88 Menards in the NASCAR Truck Series.
Three-time Series Champion: 2019, 2014, 2013
First Full-time Season: 2013
Starts: 544
Wins: 15

1-6

Custom Embroidery and Design for your Company / Club / Organization:
Consultation with Tom or Kim Gigliotti of A&G Designs.
A&G Designs has been creating custom apparel for organizations of all sizes for over 30 years
Includes: Your digitized Logo & $500.00 in custom apparel for your club /organization

1:30pm GREEN BEADS Heads & Tales Game

1-7

Hospitality Restaurants Dinner a Month for the Year:
Hospitality Restaurants, Northeast Ohio’s Premier Restaurant Group for over 32 years, have donated a prize package of one dinner a month at one of their locations for 12 months. This is a locally-owned and operated company with restaurants that include Blue Point Grille, Cabin Club, Salmon Dave’s, Kingfish, Delmonico’s and Rosewood Grill locations in Hudson, Westlake and Strongsville. Don’t forget the Thirsty Parrot!
Each dinner is worth $300.00 for a total value of $3600.00!

1-8

Ultimate Dinner & Craft Beer Tasting for 10 at the NEW Strongsville Schnitz Ale Brewery:
10 Guests will enjoy a tour, tasting, and dinner at the new Schnitz Ale Brewery in Strongsville on
Progress Drive in Strongsville’s Business Park

1-9

Golf Zone Indoor Golf Experience & (2) 9-Hole Rounds at Royal Crest
(2) Free Hours at Golf Zone at 810 Center Rd, Avon, OH 44011
(2) 9-Hole Rounds at Royal Crest

1-10

NEO GOLF Package (Pine Hills):
Foursome 18 Holes at Pine Hills in Hinckley
Cart Included
$200.00 in Gift Cards to Corleone’s Ristorante & Bar

1-11

2 Nights at the Inn at Brierly Hill located in Lexington, VA:
Just a Short 6 Hour Drive
Enjoy 2 nights at the Inn at Brierly Hill located in Lexington, VA.
Includes small plate breakfast and mimosa bar

1-12

Blanton’s Signage Display & Bottle

Did you know? The Origins of The Chili Open

In 1990 five Strongsville Rotarians visited an event called The Chili Open. The event was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Poland in Ohio, and hosted at the Warren Gun Club. Inspired by the event Tony Vehar, Neal Klubunde, Rick Voigt, Jerry Balint, and Mike Cohan reported back to their home Club in Strongsville.

In 1992, with the help of local companies like: House of Larose, Orlando Bread, Southwest General, Emerald Health and The Surgery Centers, and The Rotary Club of Strongsville hosted their first Chili Open Golf Classic. With over 300 Attendees, we raised over $16,000.00 for local charities.

Since 1992, The Chili Open has raised more than 2 million Dollars which Supports Local Charities across Northeast Ohio and International Efforts!

2:00pm 50/50 Drawing

2:00pm – 3:00pm Auction Packages:

2-1

Michelob ULTRA Swag:
Michelob-ULTRA Golf Bag / Michelob-Ultra PGA Golf Tin

2-2

Mystery BOX-5 (New This Year):
NOT a Facebook or Amazon Pallet SCAM!!! All Mystery boxes have a minimum value of $150.00

2-3

Slim & Chubby’s Bourbon Basket:
Includes Buffalo Trace & Weller Special Reserve

2-4

Cavs V. Hornets Monday March 25th
2 Cleveland Cavaliers Tickets first row behind floor seats at center court
Monday, March 25, 2024 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Charlotte Hornets

2-5

Around the World Whiskey Tour:
Enjoy a guided tasting for up to 12 at your home with renowned Spirits Sommelier, Eric Scott. Starting with the origins of whiskey in the 1300’s and ending with the world’s first single barrel. This informal lecture with be paired with selected premium whiskeys to help you taste and understand the similarities and differences of whiskey around the world. Eric Scott is a nationally acclaimed, Cleveland based, bartender, wine sommelier and spirits professional. He has studied under esteemed experts; Dr. David Wondrich, Dale DeGroff and F. Paul Pacult. Eric is a Partner at Thyme X Table in Bay Village, recently named to the top 30 restaurant bars in America. His works have been featured in The NY Times, The USA Today and the WSJ among others.
***Bottles included in this package are meant for the tasting scheduled with Eric Scott***
PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Custom Blanton’s Signage
  • Blanton’s
  • Dickel Leopold Rye
  • Kikori Japanese Whiskey
  • BUA Irish Whiskey
  • Tamnavulin Scotch Whiskey

2-6

NEXGRILL:
5-Burner Propane Gas Grill in Stainless Steel with Side Burner and Foldable Side Shelf

2:30pm BLUE BEADS Heads & Tales Game

2-7

Bourbon Barrel Cabinet:
Handcrafted barrel cabinet from reclaimed whiskey barrel with double doors and lazy Susan
Cabinet stocked with a variety of Bourbon
Donated by: Red Fox Reclaiming in Hinckley Ohio

2-8

Joe Thomas Autographed Memorabilia:
Joe Thomas Cleveland Browns Autographed Jersey
Joe Thomas Autographed POP College Wisconsin Badger
$100.00 Gift Certificate from Davis Custom Framing

2-9

Cleveland Skyline Custom Signage & Cleveland Whiskey Basket:
3-Bottles of Cleveland Whiskey and a Cleveland Whiskey T-Shirt

2-10

NEO GOLF Package (Medina Country Club):
Foursome 18 Holes at Medina Country Club
Cart included

2-11

Buffalo Trace Statue & Bourbon:
Buffalo Statue, Bottle of Buffalo Trace and an Additional Selection of Bourbons

2-12

Scotch & Cigars
Johnnie Walker Blue Label
Progeny ACID Cigar Box (25)
Drew Estates Ash Tray

WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED
THIS YEAR’S LIVE AUCTION

STICK AROUND – STILL TO COME

3:00 – Wheelbarrow of Booze Finals
3:10 – Bourbon Raffle
3:20 – All Day 50/50 Drawing
3:30 – Main Raffle Drawing

Thank You

The Rotary Club of Strongsville would like to extend a special thanks to all of our volunteers, sponsors, partners, vendors, those who donated to our live auction, and especially to all of our friends who participated in the event today.

WITHOUT YOU NONE OF THIS IS POSSIBLE

Did you know? Who Benefits from The Chili Open

The Strongsville Rotary has been a friend and partner to The City of Strongsville since 1978 when our club was chartered. Our involvement in the community spans decades and can be seen in countless projects in and around the city. As far back as “The Community Playground,” but you may know it as Castle Town; to more recently The Senior Center at The Rec, Safety Town and The Strongsville Food Bank.

We are excited to share that The Rotary Club of Strongsville has pledged $50,000.00 to Strongsville’s Town Center Initiative. That pledge comes from The Strongsville Rotary Foundation which is funded by three major events throughout the calendar year.

The Strongsville Rotary Foundation was founded and funded in 1995 by a $5,000 check from The Chili Open

Primary Beneficiary

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