About the Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments®
The Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments® (GCC) is an excellent opportunity for the equestrian world to give back to the community. The GCC started in 2010, generating over $400,000 for 24 local charities. Today, the event has grown to 35 local charities competing for over $2 million each year. To date, the Great Charity Challenge has distributed over to $6.2 million to 100 plus Palm Beach County Charities.
How Charities Compete
The Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments® is a relay style equestrian jumping competition with teams consisting of two junior/amateur riders combined with one Olympic or world-class rider. The 35 rider teams are randomly paired with 35 charities that serve Palm Beach County.
- 100% of all proceeds go straight to benefit charities
- The winning team of riders will be awarded $150,000 for its charity
- Every charity selected will win a guaranteed minimum of $15,000
- Not a selected charity for the Challenge, don't panic. In addition to the selected 35 teams, we hold random drawings and award grants to deserving charities who applied to participate in that year's Great Charity Challenge.
Impact on the Community
In its first 5 years, the Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments® distributed over $6.2 million to 100 Palm Beach County Charities. Every charity selected to compete in the Great Charity Challenge is guaranteed to win a donation to support their cause. All participating charities are required to utilize 75% of their funds in Palm Beach County, so these donations directly impact the community.
Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments® Results