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Five Points Foundation Donates $54,500 to Local Non-Profits and Charities

  April 4, 2016

On Monday, April 4, 2016, the Five Points Foundation awarded $54,500 to over 30 charities and non-profit organizations in the Midlands from revenue generated from the 34th 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 just under 44,000 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 34 year history.

2016 Recipients:
Ancient Order of Hibernians
Boy Scout Troop 330
Carolina Wrecking Balls
City Year Columbia
Columbia Bombshells
Columbia Children's Theatre
Columbia Olde Grey Rugby
Columbia Starlings
Double Dutch Forces
Dreher Band Booster Club
First Nazareth Boy Scouts
Happy Wheels
HIV AIDS Council
Impact Carolina
Knights of Columbus
MLK Neighborhood Association
Moving Youth Forward
One SC Fund
Quad Squad
Richland County Regulators
SC Pride
Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands
Sierra Club
Special Olympics South Carolina
Sustainable Midlands
United Way
USC Upward Bound
Venture Crew 312
Vietnam Veterans of America
Zion Pilgrim Baptist Church

34th Annual St. Pat’s Numbers At-A-Glance:
Just under 44,000 patrons inside the gates
Approximately 2,800 racers for the Get to the Green 10K / 5K / 1-Mile Family Fun Run
76 entries in the St. Pat’s Parade
Over 20 food and arts & crafts vendors
Recyclables Collected: 2.08 tons
Approximately 500 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.


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