DATE: August 18, 2010
CONTACT: Katy Miller
PHONE: 803-799-5972


COLUMBIA, SC — Ten South Carolina nonprofit organizations will be the beneficiaries of free creative marketing services provided by Riggs Partners in its 13th annual CreateAthon®. The 24-hour work-around-the-clock effort will begin Thursday, September 16th.

Organizations selected as CreateAthon clients this year include:

  • Children’s Advocacy Center of Spartanburg
  • Gills Creek Watershed
  • Girls on the Run
  • Healing Species
  • March of Dimes
  • Ladies Armed with Knowledge
  • Partners for Active Living
  • Recovery Works
  • STARS of SC
  • ScienceSouth

“As always, there was a long list of applicants, and it was difficult to choose,” said Teresa Coles, Riggs partner and co-founder of CreateAthon. “There is growing competition for support among nonprofit organizations, which makes effective marketing more mission-critical than ever before. Our aim is to have the marketing work we donate through CreateAthon help these nonprofits connect with their audiences to build the momentum they need to succeed.”

Riggs Partners expanded its local CreateAthon event into a national program in 2002. Since that time, 73 agencies in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico have participated, helping more than 1,100 nonprofit organizations by delivering 2,500 projects valued in excess of $11 million. “We’re so pleased to see the CreateAthon movement gaining momentum all over the country,” said Cathy Monetti, Riggs partner and co-founder of CreateAthon. “We hope more agencies across the country will join us in this effort.”

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About Riggs Partners
Riggs Partners is a creative marketing consultancy dedicated to developing, perpetuating and protecting powerful brands. Major clients represented by the firm include those in healthcare, banking, tourism, senior living, non-profit and retail sectors. For more information, visit

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