ChildNet Wins Big at this years Annual Great Charity Challenge!
CHILDNET IS AWARDED A $75,000 DONATION THROUGH THE GREAT CHARITY CHALLENGE PRESENTED BY FIDELITY INVESTMENTS.
Equestrian Riders competed on behalf of 46 Charities
across Palm Beach County for a share of more than $1 million in prizes
Palm Beach, Fla. (February 10, 2021)- ChildNet, a Community-Based Care lead agency that protects abused, abandoned and neglected children in the community, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $75,000 donation from the Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments. This gift will enable us to purchase two vehicles, an SUV and a van, that will be used to transport the children in our care to doctor’s appointments, therapy sessions, school, and other necessary appointments.
On Saturday, February 6, ChildNet participated in the Great Charity Challenge at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center and was represented by Gut Einhaus LLC, who finished the competition in 4th place. The Great Charity Challenge is a relay-style equestrian jumping competition with teams consisting of two junior/amateur riders combined with one Olympic or world-class rider. The challenge included a blend of an in-person competition for Equestrian riders with a virtual celebration for 46 Palm Beach County charities and supporters. Those supporters cheered as equestrians and their mounts, representing local non-profit organizations, competed for a share of more than $1 million in prizes.
“The Great Charity Challenge exemplified the power of a united community that has supported many worthy causes for 12 years in a row.” said Larry Rein, CEO & President of ChildNet. “We are grateful to the Great Charity Challenge, our Team Sponsor Gut Einhaus LLC, our Corporate Sponsor Greenberg Traurig, the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center and our riders Luke Jensen, Ansgar Holtgers Jr. and Sam Walker.”
Following a year of uncertainties and challenges, the Great Charity Challenge featured riders dressed up in costumes and horses adorned to match them, paying recognition to the many heroes who stepped up during the pandemic as well as those who have inspired us to push beyond our own limits and driven us to “dream bigger.”
"We are truly grateful that our donors and sponsors joined us during such challenging times and that we were able to hold this 12th edition of the Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments®. We know that the funding will go a long way to support the missions of the benefitting non-profit organizations and look forward to seeing the funds at work in Palm Beach County." Said Anne Caroline Valtin, Executive Director of the Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments®
ChildNet was selected by the Florida Department of Children & Families to serve as the Community-Based Care (CBC) lead agency in both Broward and Palm Beach counties. As such, it is the single private nonprofit entity responsible for administration of the local child welfare system in each county. ChildNet fulfills this responsibility by providing managing comprehensive networks of child welfare service providers. The agency’s mission is to protect abused, abandoned and neglected children in the communities it serves. Fulfillment of this mission requires constant input and support from community stakeholders and service providers. For more information about ChildNet, please call 954-414-6000 in Broward or 561-352-2500 in Palm Beach, or visit www.ChildNet.us and www.facebook.com/ChildNet.
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 34 rider teams are randomly paired with charities that serve Palm Beach County.
Some features of the GCC Event:
- 100% of all proceeds go straight to benefit charities
- The winning team of riders will be awarded funds for its charity
- Every charity selected will win a guaranteed minimum of $15,000
- Not a selected charity for the Challenge? Don’t panic. Additional to the selected teams, we hold random drawings and award grants to deserving charities.
All participating charities are required to utilize 75% of their funds in Palm Beach County, so these donations directly impact the community. To view the complete list of charities and donations received since the beginning of the Challenge, please visit the event website: www.greatcharitychallenge.com
About Fidelity Investments:
Fidelity’s mission is to inspire better futures and deliver better outcomes for the customers and businesses we serve. With assets under administration of $9.8 trillion, including discretionary assets of $3.8 trillion as of December 31, 2020, we focus on meeting the unique needs of a diverse set of customers: helping more than 35 million people invest their own life savings, 22,000 businesses manage employee benefit programs, as well as providing more than 13,500 institutions with investment and technology solutions to invest their own clients’ money. Privately held for more than 70 years, Fidelity employs more than 47,000 associates who are focused on the long-term success of our customers. For more information about Fidelity Investments, visit https://www.fidelity.com/about-fidelity/our-company.
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