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Five Points Foundation donates $49,000 to charities

Staff Report //April 6, 2018//

Five Points Foundation donates $49,000 to charities

Staff Report //April 6, 2018//

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This year’s St. Patrick’s Day in Five Points festival drew close to 41,000 attendees who helped raise $49,000 for 30 Midlands charities and nonprofit organizations.

The annual event creates $6 million in economic impact for the city of Columbia each year. The Five Points Association uses the funds for beautification projects and marketing, as well as activities such as the installation of security cameras and the organization of free events for the community.

The 2018 festival featured 2,200 participants in various races, 66 parade entries, 530 volunteers and more than 40 local vendors.

During its 36-year history, the festival has raised more than $1 million for charities. This year, the Five Points Foundation selected the following recipients:

  • Alpha Chapter 14631 Beta Sigma Phi
  • Ancient Order of Hibernians
  • AUSA
  • 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
  • Hoopology
  • 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

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