A Drawing for the 2018 Great Charity Challenge


The 2018 Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments Drawing Promises Support to Many Local Charities in Palm Beach County

Photos and Story by Lois Spatz

Now more than ever, there is a need for goodness in our world and after nine years, The Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments continues to deliver greatness to our community. With over ten million dollars given to over 200 local Palm Beach charities, GCC has grown to be one of the greatest givers in history here in Wellington. 

Under the helm of Executive Director Anne Caroline Valtin, the 2018 drawing was held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center on December 2, 2017 where a selection of 34 charities are promised to share over 1.8 million dollars. 

On Saturday February 3, 2018 the GCC main event will take place at the PBIEC where horse riding teams are matched with each charity and will compete for the top prize of $150,00. The rest of the $1.8 million is then divided according to placement. This will be an evening where the riders are dressed as their favorite movie characters and families will be treated to petting zoos and carnival rides and games throughout. It has grown to be a celebratory event in Wellington that can’t be missed.

Join the celebration as this year’s selected charities are supported:

Alzheimer’s Community Care, Back to Basics, Inc., Big Dog Ranch, 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, Busch Wildlife Sanctuary ,

Christopher Aguirre Memorial Foundation, Education Foundation of Palm Beach County,Elder Affairs Program – Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach Inc.,Families First of Palm Beach County, Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, Inc.,Gulfstream Goodwill, Hope 4 Mobility, Kids Cancer Foundation, 

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, Quantum House, Special Olympics of Palm Beach County, Spirit of Giving, Stem HQ dba TechGarage, Step by Step Foundation, Susan G. Komen South Florida, The Glades Initiative, Inc., The Rotary Club of Wellington, True Fast Outreach Ministries, Wellington Public School PTA/PTO/PTSA and the West Palm Beach Library Foundation.