Great Results at the Great Charity Challenge
It was a bountiful evening for the Best Foot Forward charity during the Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments® on Saturday, February 1.
Skyland’s Emma Pell contributed to the Wild Card #1 team’s fourth-placed finish aboard Santos, which netted Best Foot Forward $80,000. The team consisted of junior Emma, junior Tessa Brown and professional Kyla Makloghi, with team sponsor Ellen and Dan Crown, and the team corporate sponsor Fair Play Farm.
Each team was made up of junior and amateur riders competing side-by-side with top professionals, including Olympians, and each team was randomly matched with a worthy charity.
Held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, the GCC has become a highlight of the 12-week Winter Equestrian Festival and has distributed more than $15.8 million to 256 local organizations in 11 years.
Determined to feature the power of united communities, the GCC is an exciting show jumping event that blends equestrian sports and philanthropy, bringing hope to 40 Palm Beach County charities this year.
With riders dressed up in costumes and horses adorned to match them, this year’s theme of “Broadway Musicals” payed recognition to the wisdom commonly found in these plays. From “You can change the world if you change your mind” (Kinky Boots) and “Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise!” (Les Misérables), to “If you stand for nothing Burr, what will you fall for?” (Hamilton), all who attended the event were inspired to foster the change they wish to see in their own backyards.
Emma’s team represented the musical “Hairspray,” and their competitive performance was admirable!