Posted by Roger Rollins on Aug 23, 2020

Athens Country Club Golf course Photo by Don Fucci

     Photo by Don Fucci (from last year's Event.)

     Channing McAllister, President of the Athens Rotary Foundation, and Chair of the 24th Annual Athens Rotary Foundation Charity Fundraiser announced that, because of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Golf Scramble would be "IMAGINARY" this year, but the Charity Fundraiser would be held as usual!  The proceeds of this event have always helped fund the projects benefitting children that we support in Athens County.  This is the only yearly fundraising event for the Athens Rotary Foundation.  He has said previously,

"While Rotary is known for its world-wide efforts, the Athens Rotary Foundation is focused entirely on the needs here in Athens County, particularly those of the youth.  Your support is very much appreciated and will help us address those needs" 

     This year those projects are even more vital and include recent grants to Operation Backpack, Imagination Library, Coolville Elementary, O'Bleness Diversity Books for Pediatric Offices as well as the annual Dictionary Project for every third grader in the Athens County Schools.  Most recently we are providing Aid to International Students who are having a difficult time in Athens this summer because of the Pandemic. We have pledged, and completed, $50,000  commitments to Stuart's Opera House, The Dairy Barn Arts Center and continue to provide substantial scholarship support to area high school students.  Our Foundation has no administrative expenses;  all moneys flow directly to our projects.

     We will not be able to enjoy all the fun competition at the Athens Country Club this year because of the Pandemic.  But we promise you will have a warm feeling in your heart for continuing to support the Athens Rotary Foundation and our projects by supporting our "IMAGINARY" event.

Become a Hole Sponsor ($125); "Play" ($125); Become a non-participating General Sponsor ($250); Become a participating "Team" Sponsor ($500). 

Make checks payable to The Athens Rotary Foundation, Tax ID# 31-1600581

Mail to: The Athens Rotary Foundation; P.O. Box 681, Athens, OH 45701 

Contact: Foundation President and Golf Chair,  Channing McAllister (740-592-4882).