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

COLUMBIA, S.C. (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
  • AUSA
  • 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
  • Hoopology
  • 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
  • Sistercare
  • Special Olympics of South Carolina
  • Sustainable Midlands
  • United Way
  • USC Upward Bound
  • Venture Crew 312
  • Vietnam Veterans of America
  • Zion Pilgrim Baptist Church
2016 St. Pat's in Five Points Charitable Donations Recipients

2016 St. Pat’s in Five Points Charitable Donations Recipients

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.


For more information about the 34th Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points, please visit www.StPatsColumbia.com.

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