Trump Invitational Returns On Jan. 5

Donald Trump and Mark Bellissimo recently announced that they will host the second annual Trump Invitational on Sunday, Jan. 5 at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. The $125,000 Trump Invitational Grand Prix, presented by Rolex, will showcase 35 of the world’s top riders in an FEI world ranking competition.

The Trump Invitational will benefit the 2014 FTI Consulting Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments, which has raised more than $4.2 million over the last four years for Palm Beach County charities. It will also serve as the kickoff party for the 2014 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival, the 12-week circuit that runs at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center from Jan. 8 through March 30.

“Last year’s Trump Invitational was a spectacular, one-of-a-kind event. In addition to showcasing equestrian sport’s top athletes in a FEI world ranking class, the event was instrumental in achieving our record-breaking fundraising for the FTI GCC,” Bellissimo said.

This year, the event will set a new standard with one-of-a-kind auction items, exciting musical guests, and improved footing.

“Donald was extremely generous in providing both a $100,000 FTI Great Charity Challenge donation, as well as donating his time in two golf outing auction items that raised an additional $68,000 toward last year’s record fundraising of $1.5 million,” Bellissimo said.

“It is vital during these difficult financial times to support the efforts of the unsung heroes that operate these great charitable organizations within Palm Beach County,” Trump said. “I am honored to be a part of this effort.”

Trump’s daughter Ivanka will join Paige Bellissimo and Georgina Bloomberg as event chairs. For tickets, call Anne Caroline Valtin at (561) 784-1133 or e-mail