A Benefit for Central Ohio Childrens Charities

Saturday, February 1, 2020
Noon to 5:00 p.m.

The Chilly Open is an annual wintertime fundraising event, organized and run by the Westerville Sunrise Rotary Club to raise money and increase awareness for children's charities in Central Ohio. The event, which began in 1997, takes place each year on the first Saturday in February at The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and is hosted by Woody Johnson of 92.3 WCOL. This family-oriented event has helped raise over $3 million for area children's charities such as The Children's Hunger Alliance, Mount Carmel St. Ann's, W.A.R.M., The Buckeye Ranch, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, and the Ubumwe Community Center in Rwanda, Africa. The Westerville Sunrise Rotary Club organizes and runs the event, so 100% of the proceeds go directly to these charities.

Childrens Open

Chilly Open - Children's Open
Come enjoy the Chilly Open with your kids!

The Children's Open is held in the Activity Pavilion which is heated and secured. Rotarian volunteers will keep them safe and happy.

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Become A Sponsor

Chilly Open Sponsors
Help make this another great year!

100% of the proceeds go to local children's charities. Help us give back to the community by becoming a sponsor! There are many different options to choose from.

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Buy A Ticket/Donate

Chilly Open Tickets
Get your tickets today!

A ticket will grant you access to all Columbus Zoo & Aquarium exhibts, food from multiple area restaurants, live entertainment and more!

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