It's always a great day when I get to photograph actor Paul Rudd. Not only is he a great actor, but he is funny, charming, and so handsome. He also gives back. He hosted an All Star Bowling Event to benefit Our Time at Lucky Strike on 42nd and 12th and I was able to put my new Olympus 75mm f1.8 lens to the true test. It was a great evening.
Founded in 2001, Our Time is a non-profit organization that helps young people who stutter improve their confidence October 21st, Our Time – a non-profit organization that has been helping children who stutter for over a decade – will hold its 2nd Annual Bowling Benefit in NYC, hosted by actor Paul Rudd who is a member of the company’s Board of Trustees. The event will feature bowling and billiards with celebrity lane captains (listed above), and more, as well as the young participants of Our Time’s programs. The evening will feature a special performance as guests are treated to bowling fare and an open bar.
Paul Rudd’s All-Star Bowling Benefit will raise vital funds to support Our Time’s unique programs and services for children who stutter. Since its founding in 2001, Our Time has been providing a compassionate community where children who stutter have as much time as needed to express themselves without fear of judgment or ridicule.
Participants gain communication and social skills, as well as enriching friendships with peers who share their challenges with speech. Programs are designed to ensure that all participants experience motivating success while receiving validation from adult mentors and from each other. This therapeutic experience helps youth transform their fear and shame from stuttering into confidence and self-acceptance, enabling them to succeed and reach their fullest potential. Through the generosity of its supporters, Our Time is dedicated to serving kids from all economic backgrounds. Financial aid for program tuition is available to families in need, and since Our Time's inception, no child has been turned away due to a family's inability to pay.