Piedmont Newnan hospital makes $10,000 grant to Coweta County schools and students

Piedmont Newnan Hospital Hospital has renewed its sponsorship of the Coweta County School System for the 2011-12 school year.  This sponsorship, totaling $10,000, includes a number of direct contributions to all 29 Coweta County elementary, middle and high schools for programs covering student health and wellness, academic, athletic and artistic programs.

Piedmont Newnan Hospital COO Nathan Nipper presented the donation to the Coweta County Board of Education at its regular meeting on Tuesday, July 12. 

The $10,000 grant includes a number of direct donations to all 29 Coweta County elementary, middle and high schools for programs covering student health and wellness, academic, athletic and artistic programs.  It was the second year that Piedmont Newnan made the large donation to the Coweta County Schools System. 

“The education and development of our community’s children is extremely important to our hospital,” said Nathan Nipper, vice president and chief operating officer for Piedmont Newnan Hospital, who presented the hospital’s contribution to the Coweta County Board of Education at its regular meeting on Tuesday, July 12.  “We hope that our sponsorship, which is focused on health and wellness-related school programs and initiatives, will positively impact our school children’s lives and ultimately improve their health and wellness.  We also hope that many of these students develop an interest in the field of healthcare, and that they might join our organization in the future.”

In addition to all county schools, other related programs and organizations within the Coweta County School System will benefit from the hospital’s sponsorship, including Stepping Stones of Coweta County, the Coweta County Special Olympics, the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts, as well as football, baseball, soccer, tennis, lacrosse, cheerleading and band booster clubs at all three high schools.

 “Piedmont-Newnan Hospital has been an educational partner that has for years contributed to the success of our school system through their generosity,” said Steve Barker, Superintendent of Coweta County Schools.  “Our community is fortunate to have the support of local businesses and organizations such as Piedmont-Newnan Hospital.  We greatly appreciate their partnership, and their generosity to our schools and students.”

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Piedmont Newnan Hospital vice president and COO Nathan Nipper, right,  presents its sponsorship to the Coweta County Board of Education and School Superintendent Steve Barker in support of Coweta County schools and a wide range of student athletic, artistic and educational programs.  The amount includes direct contributions to all county schools for the 2011-12 school year, as well as educational organizations including Stepping Stones of Coweta County, the Coweta County Special Olympics, the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts, and high school football, baseball, soccer, tennis, softball, lacrosse, cheerleading and band booster clubs.