Rick   Hole
Athletic   Foundation
Growing up in Newport, RI Rick was an outstanding athlete who excelled in the sports of basketball, football, and baseball. An all-star athlete, Rick was actively recruited for football by several colleges when he suffered a career ending back injury.

As hopes of a college athletic career faded, Rick turned his passion for athletics to teaching and coaching, attending Kansas State Teachers College where he earned his bachelor degree in physical education, followed by a master’s degree in physical education from the University of Rhode Island.

Rick returned to Aquidneck Island after college, married Jacqueline Feeney and began a life-long career in the Newport School system. Rick served as a physical education teacher and coach from 1968-87 and in 1987 was named the Athletic Director at Rogers High School where he worked until his retirement in 1996. In 1996, he earned the Athletic Director of the Year Award from the Rhode Island Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. He was later inducted into the City of Newport Sports Hall of Fame.

In addition to teaching Rick ran the Jr. Sports Program at the Spouting Rock Beach Association for twenty five years.

Raising money to support athletics was a constant theme and a point of pride in Rick's life. Some of his major efforts include:
  • organizing and raising money to build the track and tennis courts at Rogers High School,
  • renovations at Cardines field, 
  • and many, fundraising initiatives for equipment at Rogers High School. 

The Rick Hole Athletic Foundation is a Rhode Island registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
Contributions to the foundation are tax deductible under section 170 of the code.

We appreciate the generous support of Rick's friends, the community, local merchants, and civic organizations.
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