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Riggs Partners Announces 2018 CreateAthon Beneficiaries

Oct 02, 2018 10:37AM ● By Kathleen Maris

Eight South Carolina nonprofit organizations will be the beneficiaries of pro bono marketing and communication services provided by Riggs Partners during its 21st annual CreateAthon. The 24-hour marketing marathon will begin Thursday, October 18 at 8:00 a.m. and conclude the morning of Friday, October 19.

The organizations selected as CreateAthon clients this year are:

Autism Academy of South Carolina

Ballet Spartanburg

Camp Cole

Columbia Children’s Theatre

Final Victory Animal Rescue

Habele Outer Island Education Fund

One Columbia for Arts and History

South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

“Every CreateAthon opens us up to the work that’s being done every day by people who have dedicated their careers to tackling the issues that make our communities stronger,” said Teresa Coles, president of Riggs Partners and co-founder of CreateAthon. “We’re grateful to have the opportunity to work with these groups and develop communications strategies that can help move their work forward. Best of all, we love getting to know everyone and cheering them on as their organizations grow.”

Sun Solutions will again donate printing and production services for marketing materials developed for Riggs Partners’ CreateAthon clients.

Riggs Partners founded CreateAthon in 1998 as an innovative way to provide pro bono marketing services to nonprofits in South Carolina. The program has achieved significant impact since its national expansion in 2002, attracting more than 100 agencies, universities, professional organizations, and corporate marketing departments throughout the world as CreateAthon partners. In total, the program has served more than 1,300 nonprofit organizations with pro bono marketing projects valued at more than $24 million. 
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