On May 8 at Legends Sports Pub & Grille in Green when Marketing Director Denise Dennewitz and I tried our hand at guest bartending for a worthy cause. This is one battle where there were only winners! Our efforts helped raise funds for the Akron Rotary Camp for Children with Special Needs. In cooperation with the Akron Area YMCA, the camp offers children and adults with disabilities the opportunity to experience all the friendship, fun and excitement of camp.
Denise and I put our bartending skills to the test from 6 to 8 p.m., with all of the tips from our friendly competition going to the children’s camp. No matter who won the match-up, the real winners will be the children who will get to go to camp as a result. The Akron Rotary Camp is American Camp Association (ACA) accredited and provides a nurturing and enriching atmosphere where campers develop relationships, skills and memories that will last a lifetime.
Rotary President Bill Manby Jr. says the facility now serves nearly 2,000 children through summer camping experiences, and also offers year-round respite programs and family advocacy programs. No one is turned away for the inability to pay. He expressed his gratitude for the willingness of local businesses to contribute to a cause that makes a positive impact on so many people.
“The Rotary Club of Akron cannot thank Legends and GEI enough for taking their time to benefit our camp,” Manby says. “This is a shining example of the growth and awareness of this camp and everyone it benefits. It highlights how special and giving our members and the people they associate and do business with are to this community.”
Giving back to the community has always been a part of our mission here at Graphic Enterprises, and we are grateful for this opportunity to help support such a worthy cause.