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Published on April 6th, 2018 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


Five Points Foundation Donates $49,000 to Charities

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Recently, the Five Points Foundation awarded $49,000 to over 30 charities and non-profit organizations in the Midlands from revenue generated from the 36th 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 41,000 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 36 year history.

2018 Recipients:
Alpha Chapter 14631 Beta Sigma Phi
Ancient Order of Hibernians
Boy Scout Troop 330
Carolina Wrecking Balls
City Year Columbia
Columbia Opportunity Resource
Columbia Rugby
Columbia Starlings Volleyball
Curing Kids Cancer
Double Dutch Forces
Dreher Band Booster Club
First Nazareth Baptist Church
First Nazareth Culinary Institute
Gospel Music Workshop of America Midlands Chapter
Happy Wheels
HIV Aids Council
Homeless Helping Homeless
Homeless No More
Impact Carolina
Junior Women’s Club
Military Vehicle Collectors of South Carolina
Moving Youth Forward
Palmetto Starlings Volleyball
Quad Squad
Seed Project
Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands
Sierra Club
South Carolina Equality
Sustainable Midlands
Venture Crew 312
Westminster Youth Group

36th Annual St. Pat’s Numbers At-A-Glance:
Approximately 41,000 patrons inside the gates
Approximately 2,200 racers for the Get to the Green 15K / 10K / 5K / 1-Mile Family Fun Run
66 entries in the St. Pat’s Parade
Over 40 local food, craft, and civic vendors
Recyclables Collected: 1.24 tons
Just over 530 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 generous support from: KW Beverage, Beverage South, Future Scholar, Checker Yellow Cabs, Wells Fargo, Green’s Beverages, Southern Glazers Wine and Spirits, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, TD Bank, Island Coastal Lager, Carvana, McCulloch & Schillaci, Gregory Electric, Stadium Suites, The Southern @ 1051, Orange Theory, Free Times, Office Depot, The Inn at USC, Aloft Hotel, Towneplace Suites, The Mobile Attic, The Inn at USC, Aloft Hotel, Athlete’s Arena, Pepsi, the Five Points Association, Experience Columbia SC and the City of Columbia.

For more information about the 36th Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points, please visit


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