Charity Challenge, celebrating its 32nd 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.
Charity Challenge continues to bring together co-ed teams from the hospitality and apartment industries for a day of spirited athletic competition. The six sporting events are basketball shootout, kayak relay, obstacle course, tubing relay, volleyball, and tug-of-war.
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 $6,001,000 to local charities, including 230,000 in 2016, 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.
Download the 31 year History of Charity Challenge including past winners and money raised.