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GREAT CHARITY CHALLENGE

GREAT CHARITY CHALLENGE
PRESENTED BY FIDELITY INVESTMENTS®

A Night Celebrating the Stars
What if you didn't have to remain a child to dream
of miracles? Once again, the Great Charity Challenge
presented by Fidelity Investments® will aim to raise over
$1.5 million dollars, which will bring fundraising and
distribution total to over $10.8 million raised over the last
eight years.
Heading into its ninth annual event, the Great Charity
Challenge, presented by Fidelity Investments® (GCC),
returns to Wellington during the 2018 Winter Equestrian
Festival (WEF) circuit on Saturday, February 3. With fun
and creative themes from Super Heroes to Animated
Characters, the event has brought thousands of people
to the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center
(PBIEC) in Wellington to celebrate those who have dared
to imagine a better community: the sponsors of the GCC,
the riders donating their time, and last but certainly not

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least, all involved with the charitable organizations. 
To date, the GCC has distributed more than $10.8 million
to over 200 non-profits in Palm Beach County. This year
the event has a goal of raising a minimum of $1.5 million
to add to its already incredible fundraising amount.
Founded in 2010 by Equestrian Sport Productions
CEO Mark Bellissimo and his daughter Paige, the Great
Charity Challenge has seen the equestrian community
take charitable giving to a new level through its love
of equestrian sports. The GCC event has impacted
thousands of lives through its unique equestrian
competition, with 100% of its proceeds being donated
directly to Palm Beach County charities.
While most organizations are supported and funded via
the community, the GCC fills a true need to cover



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