Great Charity Challenge

Great Charity Challenge

Thank you to our Team Sponsor, Rock Ridge Farms; our Corporate Sponsor, ShowPlus Powered by CaptiveOne Advisors; and our Toy Story-themed equestrian team – Bethany, Andrea, and Simon for the 2022 Great Charity Challenge opportunity!

Special Olympics Florida was honored to receive $21,000 which will help us provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities who wish to participate, at no cost to the athlete or their family.

About The Great Charity Challenge

Each year, the GCC identifies local nonprofits and raises money for them through the Winter Equestrian Festival, held at the Palm Beach Equestrian Center. The event takes place in February, with organizers hoping to raise more than $1 million for nonprofits serving residents of Palm Beach County. The GCC receives most of its contributions from the equestrian community in Wellington, Florida.

The GCC is a pro-am show jumping event featuring more than 20 teams of three riders, ranging in age from 11 to 70. Each team is randomly assigned to a charity to compete for the prize money. Founded in 2009 by Paige Bellissimo and Equestrian Sport Productions, the GCC has distributed more than $15.9 million to 276 non-profits in Palm Beach County since its formation. We are incredibly grateful to be included in this year’s group of nonprofits.

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