Thrive and Drive: Congratulations Maranda!

This year’s winner of the Akron Rotary’s 2017 Chili Open Thrive & Drive car is Maranda Trexler! The Akron Rotary had very successful Chili Open where they were able to raise over $240,000 to support this year’s summer camp program for children with special needs. The VanDevere Bunch and Chevy are proud to sponsor and support the Akron Rotary in building a better Akron. Congratulations to Maranda and the Akron Rotary!


Thrive & Drive Winner: 2015 Akron Rotary Chilli Cook Off

VanDevere would like to congratulate Evan Nelson who was at VanDevere Chevrolet the other night to pickup his brand new2015 Chevrolet Sonic. Nelson held the winning ticket at the 2015 Akron Rotary / Wayne Home Chili Cook Off and Gold Outing help on Feb. 7th 2015.

Wayne Homes raised over $184,000 at the Chili Open for the Akron Rotary. The Akron Rotary Camp is a project of the Rotary Club of Akron and annually serves over 1800 children and adults with disabilities and their families.  The Rotary Camp is located at Rex Lake.  Each summer at Rex Lake there are overnight and day camp programs for children with special needs.  Founded in 1924 as primarily a polio camp, the Rotary Camp’s purpose has evolved to serve children with a wide variety of disabilities, both physical and developmental.  What a great asset to the Akron community!  At the golf outing VanDevere donated a brand new 2015 Chevy Sonic to help Akron Rotary raise over  $50,000 in car raffle ticket sales!!!

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Thrive & Drive: Akron Rotary Club – 2015 Chevrolet Sonic Pickup for Chili Open

The Akron Rotary Club was at VanDevere to pickup their brand new 2015 Chevrolet Sonic for their Chili Open. VanDevere’s Thrive & Drive program works with local groups and organizations within the community to help them raise money. This 2015 Chevy Spark was donated to the Rotary Club as a part of their big Chili Open.  The 25th annual Wayne Homes Chili Open will be held February 7th, Tee Times: 9 am to 1:30 pm at Hale Farm. Help support children with disabilities!

For more information on the Chili Open and how you can be entered to win this Sonic while supporting the Chili Open and Children with Disabilities, please visit: