Five Points Foundation Donates $47,750 to Local Non-Profits and Charities

  April 4, 2017

On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, the Five Points Foundation awarded $47,750 to over 30 charities and non-profit organizations in the Midlands from revenue generated from the 35th Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points.

The St. Pat’s Committee is proud to share that this year’s festival saw great success, welcoming approximately 47,400 patrons into Columbia’s oldest entertainment district to celebrate all things Irish. The continued success of St. Pat’s in Five Points has allowed for nearly $1 million to benefit local charities over the celebration’s 35 year history.

2017 Recipients:

Ancient Order of Hibernians
Boy Scout Troop 330
Carolina Wrecking Balls
City Year Columbia
Columbia Bombshells
Columbia Olde Grey Rugby
Columbia Starlings
Double Dutch Forces
Dreher Band Booster Club
First Nazareth Boy Scouts
Gospel Music Workshop of America Midlands Chapter
Happy Wheels
HIV Aids Council
Homeless Helping Homeless
Impact Carolina
Junior Women’s Club
Knights of Columbus
Moving Youth Forward
Palmetto Project
Palmetto Starlings Volleyball
Quad Squad
Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands
Shades of View Dance Co.
Share ONE Love
Sierra Club
Sustainable Midlands
United Way of the Midlands
Venture Crew
Vietnam Veterans of America
Zion Pilgrim Baptist Step Team
Zion Pilgrim Baptist Ushers

35th Annual St. Pat’s Numbers At-A-Glance:
Approximately 47,400 patrons inside the gates
Approximately 2,400 racers for the Get to the Green 15K / 10K / 5K / 1-Mile Family Fun Run
72 entries in the St. Pat’s Parade
Over 35 local food and arts & crafts vendors
Recyclables Collected: 1.24 tons
Just over 640 volunteers

St. Pat’s in Five Points is one of Columbia’s signature events. The festival creates a $6 million economic impact on the City of Columbia each year. The Five Points Association is able to function productively and actively through the year due to the net proceeds of the event. Funds are used for beautification projects, security cameras, marketing and promotions and organizing and hosting free events for the community.

St. Pat’s in Five Points wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of businesses across the Midlands: Beverage South, KW Beverage, Wells Fargo, Checker Yellow, Green’s Beverages, Southern Wine and Spirits, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, Grow Financial, Columbia Fireflies, Law Offices of McCulloch & Schillaci, TD Bank, T-Mobile, The Fountain Division of W.P. Law, Kohl’s, BB&T, Cycle Center, McDonald’s, State Farm, Select Health, Barefoot Campus Outfitters, Delaney’s, Office Depot, Statewide Security Systems, Image 360, The Mobile Attic, Whole Foods, Image Ink, Five Points Association, and the City of Columbia.

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