Charity Challenge, celebrating its 30th event this year, was founded to bring the Central Florida community together by providing an opportunity for young adults to have fun while giving back to local charities at the same time. Under the direction of Former Florida State Senator Lee Constantine, the founder of Charity Challenge, it has been able to maximize the effectiveness of every dollar contributed through 100% volunteerism.
Throughout the years, Charity Challenge continues to bring together co-ed teams from the hospitality and apartment industries for a full day of spirited athletic competition. The six sporting events included are basketball hotshots, kayak relay, obstacle course, tubing relay, volleyball and tug-of-war tournaments.
Charity Challenge has evolved from a four-team backyard event into a multi-media extravaganza with around 100 teams competing and the loyal support of more than 200 sponsors. Since its inception, Charity Challenge has awarded $5,440,000 to local charities, including $228,000 to 121 charities in 2014, making it the largest independent charity in Central Florida.
For many businesses, Charity Challenge has proven to be a remarkable way of becoming more involved in the community while achieving high visibility for such a positive undertaking. Companies are able to receive positive community exposure while providing valuable philanthropic resources to the charity of their choice. The Charity Challenge staff, volunteers and participants work together to provide charities with the outlet they need to make a bright future for the community.