Celebrating Paul’s Birthday

PLN Eric groupJanuary 26th marks an important day for The Painted Turtle and SeriousFun Children’s Network. Ninety years ago, Paul Newman was born.

Not a day goes by that The Painted Turtle does not honor its Co-Founder’s spirit and vision. We celebrate his legacy and the long-lasting contributions that Paul brought to SeriousFun Children’s Network of camps and programs where more than 86,000 children and families experience SeriousFun on an annual basis and more than 600,000 have benefited since SeriousFun first began.

Paul once said, If there is a legacy to my life, it is my hope that the network of Camps will continue to grow and prosper…on as wide a geographic scope as possible, and far, far into the future.”

He would be so proud.

Giving back and helping others was always a part of Paul’s DNA. He encouraged others to adopt the same philanthropic energy and developed passion projects to directly improve the lives of those less fortunate.

Through his efforts he built awareness and understanding around the toll that serious illness can place on a child and their family. He created a special place called camp that would forever change the lives of thousands.

The Painted Turtle campers face challenges big and small every single day. Today, we challenge you to honor Paul Newman’s legacy in whatever way you can by Giving a Moment of SeriousFun. Through our combined efforts we will uphold his legacy, continue to raise awareness, mobilize support, and work together to deliver on our mission to as many children as we can reach.

Check out all the ways you can honor Paul this year!

  • Paul Newman, One Amazing Man! Click here to find out more about Paul, his career, his philanthropic efforts, and most importantly his legacy!
  • Give Your Birthday Donate your age in dollars. Or donate $91 in honor of Paul Newman’s Birthday to continue his incredible legacy (Or whatever celebratory amount you want!).
    Create a Birthday Fun-raiser  Honor Paul by creating a Birthday Fun-raiser to Give a Moment of #SeriousFun to children with serious illnesses.
  • Join the Celebration Make a gift in honor of a friend or family member who is celebrating a birthday or already having some #SeriousFun supporting Paul Newman’s legacy.
  • Theme your Benefit Drive or Event around one of Paul’s movies.
  • Form a team for an Athletic Event and name it after a Paul Newman character.
  • Purchase Paul Newman Forever Stamps!  On September 18, 2015, the United States Postal Service issued a new Forever® Stamp to honor Paul Newman. The stamp was unveiled at an official First-Day-of-Issue ceremony in Cleveland, OH, near Newman’s birthplace. Although proceeds from the sale of the stamp do not benefit the SeriousFun camps, it is a great way to celebrate his legacy and inspire others to get involved!