NEWPORT, R.I. \u2014 Twenty-four Aquidneck Island programs have been awarded a total of $128,424 by Newport Hospital\u2019s Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund. The \u201cPowered by Prince\u201d grants will support programs that encourage healthy lifestyles and promote education for local youth.\n\n\u201cIt is remarkable to see not only the number of children these grants will impact, but also the breadth of the projects they support, especially as our state reopens and children and youth benefit from resuming healthy activities in the months ahead,\u201d said Crista F. Durand, president of Newport Hospital. \u201cWe at Newport Hospital are honored to be the administrators of a fund so dedicated to our community\u2019s present and its future \u2013 our gratitude to the Prince family for their generosity and vision extends beyond words.\u201d\n\nIn 2010, a $3 million grant from the Frederick Henry Prince 1932 Trust was made to Newport Hospital by Elizabeth Prince of Newport and her children, Guillaume de Ramel, Diana Oehrli, and Regis de Ramel. In partnership with the hospital, the grant established the Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund to support programs for underserved children.\n\n\u201cOur goal has always been to help make creative, unique programming opportunities available to children who otherwise may not have the means to participate,\u201d said Guillaume de Ramel. \u201cIt is exciting to see the many ways local organizations focus on health and fitness with the kids they serve, and to make a difference in their lives in partnership with Newport Hospital.\u201d\n\nThis year, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, awardees have been given up until June 2021 to complete their programming, with some groups utilizing a virtual platform to ensure access to activities.\nRecipients of 2020 Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund grants and their programs include:\n\n\n\n \tBoys & Girls Club of Newport County:\u00a0Introducing the sport of golf, its etiquette, and nine core values to local youth.\n \tChoir School of Newport County:\u00a0Supporting the cost of attending summer camp for 22 students.\n \tClean Ocean Access:\u00a0Connecting underserved youth with the Newport shoreline through interactive activities.\n \tDr.\u00a0Martin Luther King Community Center:\u00a0Providing weekly yoga classes to children pre-K through grade 4.\n \tFabNewport:\u00a0Funding participation for up to 20 children to enroll in a six-week summer program featuring biking, sailing, surfing, and swimming.\n \tInternational Tennis Hall of Fame:\u00a0Providing free tennis instruction to at-risk children.\n \tIsland Community Tennis Association:\u00a0Supporting a six-week instructional tennis program for youth ages 6-10.\n \tIsland Moving Company:\u00a0Offering an after-school dance program for students at Pell Elementary School.\n \tLucy\u2019s Hearth:\u00a0Providing exercise and healthy eating programming to children living in a shelter.\n \tNewport Boxfit:\u00a0Supporting the \u201cBoxing for Bright Futures\u201d program to offer free classes to kids.\n \tNewport County YMCA:\u00a0Offering a 12-week nutrition and physical fitness program to children referred by their physician for medical obesity; supporting 50 summer camp scholarships; and providing special one-year memberships to youth experiencing mental or physical challenges.\n \tNewport County Youth Rugby Football Club:\u00a0Funding new high school and flag rugby programs throughout Newport County.\n \tNewport Gulls:\u00a0Delivering classroom presentations and active field days at area middle schools.\n \tNewport Little League:\u00a0Scholarships and equipment to disadvantaged youth.\n \tNewport Music Festival:\u00a0Collaborating with community partners to offer an intensive introductory dance program for children ages 8-15.\n \tNewport Open Space Partnership:\u00a0Offering no-cost, active recreation programming for children throughout the summer months.\n \tNorman Bird Sanctuary:\u00a0Support for camp scholarships and youth hiking programs.\n \tPennfield School:\u00a0Creating an outdoor mindfulness and yoga program open to all Newport County children ages 3-6.\n \tPotter League for Animals:\u00a0Scholarships for kids to attend a special summer day camp experience with animals.\n \tSail Newport:\u00a0Partnering with Newport Public Schools to teach 4th\u00a0grade students how to sail.\n \tSail to Prevail:\u00a0Providing therapeutic sailing opportunities for children with disabilities.\n \tStar Kids:\u00a0Supporting active after-school and summer camp experiences for at-risk children.\n\n\nSince it was established, the Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund at Newport Hospital has awarded more than $756,000 to programs across Newport County.\n\nAbout Newport Hospital\nNewport Hospital was founded in 1873 and is Newport County\u2019s only acute care hospital. Located on Powel Avenue in Newport, it is a community hospital with a broad spectrum of health services, including an emergency department, an award-winning birthing center, a behavioral health unit, orthopedic and surgical services, a renowned rehabilitation division, and a full array of outpatient services. Newport Hospital holds Magnet designation for excellence in nursing care, and carries the prestigious Baby Friendly designation from the World Health Organization and UNICEF. The hospital became a partner in the Lifespan health system in 1997.