Leadership Palm Beach County has received $23,500 from the 2015 Great Charity Challenge – funds that will be used to advance our leadership programming in the community.
“We are so grateful to have been a part of this great competition,” said Tammy Clarke, president of LPBC. “We are going to apply these funds to inspire more leaders to pursue lifetime commitments to doing public good in Palm Beach County.”
Presented by Fidelity Investments, the 2015 Great Charity Challenge was an equestrian competition held on Feb. 7 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington. The event started in 2010 for the equestrian world to give back to our community. To date, it has generated more than $6 million benefiting more than 100 Palm Beach County charities.
LPBC was one of more than 30 charities to have competed. With thousands of people looking on, teams of riders gracefully jumped and sprinted across the field as supporters from the organizations cheered on their teams.
Here’s how the event worked:
It was 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 were randomly paired with 35 charities that serve Palm Beach County.
- 100% of all proceeds went straight to benefit charities.
- The winning team of riders was awarded $150,000 for its charity.
- Every charity selected won at least $15,000.
The top three winning charities were:
1) Danny & Ron’s
3) Kids Cancer
“We congratulate all the charities, and we are extremely thankful to the organizers and supporters of 2015 Great Charity Challenge for contributing so much to our community,” Clarke said.
Learn more about 2015 Great Charity Challenge here.