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Published on April 27th, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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Five Points Foundation Donates $53,500 to Local Non-Profits and Charities

COLUMBIA, S.C.– Recently, the Five Points Foundation awarded $53,500 to 36 charities and non-profit organizations in the midlands from revenue generated from the 33rd 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 over 30,000 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 33 year history.

2015 Recipients:

* 1st Nazareth Baptist Church Boy Scouts
* Ancient Order of the Hibernians
* AUSA
* Bethlehem Community Center
* Boy Scout Troop 330
* Capital City Shag Club
* Carolina Wrecking Balls
* City Year Columbia
* Columbia Children’s Theatre
* Columbia Crossroads
* Columbia Olde Grey Rugby
* Columbia Quad Squad
* Columbia Starlings Volleyball
* Columbia Women’s Rugby
* DACS, Inc.
* Double Dutch Forces
* Dreher Band Booster Club
* Happy Wheels
* Impact Carolina
* Junior Women’s Club of Columbia
* Moving Youth Forward
* Palmetto Health Foundation
* Prosperity Project
* SC Equality
* SC Pride
* Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands
* Sierra Club
* Sister Care, Inc.
* Sustainable Midlands
* United Way of the Midlands
* USC Upward Bound
* Venture Crew 312
* Vietnam Veterans
* WJ Keenan PTSA
* Zion Pilgrim Baptist Step Team
* Zion Pilgrim Baptist Ushers

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.

For more information about the 33rd Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points, please visit www.StPatsColumbia.com.

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