BIG DADDY

The “Big Daddy Award” is an award given annually to the business that is the largest financial supporter of the Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. Their financial support is composed of various monetary sources, including giving sponsorship money, advertising in the parade booklet, selling paper support hats and parade buttons, placing parade collection buckets in their businesses, and outright donations. The award is a traveling award, which is presented for the support given in the prior year. It is presented in January or February. The center plaque portion of the award is permanently housed with the award recipient, while the larger outer plaque travels each year to that year’s recipient. The award was founded in 1998.

This award is in memory of Cornelius (Neil) “Big Daddy” Sullivan. Neil was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Dennis E. Collins Division in Newport. Neil, a native Newporter, was a past president of the Division and was very active with the Hibernians.

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2014 Big Daddy Award Winner

IHOP Restaurant Middletown, RI

Owned by Karen and Bill Cardinal

159 West Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842
(401) 847-9818

Past Winners of the award are:

2014 - IHOP, Middletown, RI

2013 - IHOP, Middletown, RI

2012 - IHOP, Middletown, RI

2011 - IHOP, Middletown, RI

2010 - IHOP, Middletown, RI

2009 - IHOP, Middletown, RI

2008 - IHOP, Middletown, RI

2007 - IHOP, Middletown, RI

2006 - IHOP, Middletown, RI

2005 - IHOP, Middletown, RI

2004 - IHOP, Middletown, RI

2003 - IHOP, Middletown, RI

2002 - IHOP, Middletown, RI

2001 - IHOP, Middletown, RI

2000 - Irish American Athletic Club

1999 - Irish American Athletic Club

1998 - Hill Side Cafe "Cappys"