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SeriousFun Children’s Network – June 12, 2017
SeriousFun Campers Perform on The Tonight Show

AV Press – August 9, 2016
AV Press Article Embracing the Hawaiian Islands Spirit 

Inside SVC – September 2016 
The Painted Turtle Hosts Hawaiian Beach Barbecue

Los Angeles Business Journal – June 22, 2016
The Painted Turtle Receives Nominations in Three Award Categories at the Annual LABJ Luncheon.

The Wrap – May 15, 2015
Renee Zellweger, Jamie Foxx, Michael Keaton Sing for Paul Newman’s ‘Kids’

USA Today – May 15, 2015
Bening, Keaton Celebrate Paul Newman’s Legacy

Entertainment Tonight – May 15, 2015
Jamie Foxx, Michael Keaton Join Star-Studded SeriousFun Gala Lineup

Antelope Valley Press – January 1, 2015
Legend of The Painted Turtle

Cal State Northridge Features The Painted Turtle

Event Coverage

Santa Clarita Valley Signal – September 10, 2015
Tour de Turtle Press Release

Santa Clarita Valley Signal – September 12, 2015
Northern Los Angeles County Regional Advisory Board Annual BBQ – Celebrating The Legacy of Paul Newman

Entertainment Tonight – March 11, 2014
The Painted Turtle

ABC San Francisco – March 11, 2014
Stars raise money for San Francisco children’s hospital

SF Gate – March 13, 2014
Celebrities turn out at Davies Hall’s Painted Turtle benefit

CBS San Francisco – March 11, 2014
Celebs Stepped Out For Show Benefiting UCSF Children’s Hospital

The San Francisco Chronicle – March 4, 2014
Big-name celebrities coming to S.F. event for kids

The San Francisco Examiner – March 4, 2014
Stars come out in SF for Painted Turtle Campers

Entertainment Tonight – December 5, 2012

Top Music Stars Celebrate Carole King’s Legacy 

Denver Post – December 5, 2012
PHOTOS: A Celebration of Carole King And Her Music

E! Online – December 5, 2012
Katy Perry Sparkles With Jack Nicholson and Carole King

People.com – December 5, 2012
Katy Perry Performs at Carole King Celebration to benefit The Painted Turtle 

CBS News – December 5, 2012
Stars Celebrate Carole King at Tribute Show

Carole King Career Tribute Show – PHOTOS

Today Show – December 5, 2012
Danny DeVito attends Carole King Celebration to benefit The Painted Turtle

Variety – December 3, 2012
Carole King: A Natural Hitmaker  /  Walk of Fame Honors: Carole King

CBS Television – Los Angeles – November 28, 2012
Lou Adler Produces Event for Paul Newman’s ‘The Painted Turtle’ Camp

Huffington Post – October 26, 2012
Newman Benefit to Feature Katy Perry, Quincy Jones, Alicia Keys — A Celebration of Carole King and Her Music

MarketWatch – August 28, 2012
Athletes support children living with serious illnesses through Camp Challenge Rides

Studio City Patch – May 7, 2012
George Lopez hosts 5th Annual Golf Classic to raise funds for Kidney Disease week at The Painted Turtle

Entertainment Weekly – April 3, 2012
SeriousFun Network holds NYC Gala to honor Paul Newman, TPT camper gets Standing O!

New York Times – November 21, 2001
Hemingway Papafest for Paul Newman Charity

Newsday – November 18, 2001
Earnest Hemingway – The Writer’s Short Stories Are Brought Back to Life by Paul Newman and A.E. Hotchner for a Star-Packed Benefit

Camp Coverage

Antelope Valley Press – October 26, 2015
AV Press – The Lakes Best Kept Secret

California State University Northridge Magazine -Fall, 2014
Serious Fun – Alumna Page Adler Co-Founded The Painted Turtle Camp

Antelope Valley Press – July 27, 2014
49er Parade Rises from the Ashes

Antelope Valley Press – July 25, 2014
Campers Now Counselors

Antelope Valley Press – February 11, 2014
Painted Turtle Rises from the AshesStepping Stones

NBC News Los Angeles – June 6, 2013
Powerhouse Fire Damage Forces Summer Camp to Close

NBC Nightly News – June 2, 2013
California Wildfire Grows

Los Angeles Times – June 3, 2013
Powerhouse Fire, Camp for Seriously Ill Children Saved

PB Teen website – November 29, 2012
PBTeen’s Partnership with The Painted Turtle

Previous “Spotlight On” Articles

Neilson’s Fire Protection Inc. Donates a Turtle Bus
A Standing O for our Nurses!
Volunteers Dan and Missy Wallman will match your gift!
Alcoa Foundation Gives Camp a Green Thumb
Armentrout – Wiswall Family Story
The Future of Medicine –  Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation’s Healthcare Scholarship Program
A Splashing Good Time – Niagara Cares Grant

Press Releases

PR Newswire – April 3, 2012
The Association of Hole in the Wall Camps changes its name to SeriousFun Network, founded by Paul Newman

Sierra Madre Patch – March 18, 2012
TPT Camper raises funds for CCFA

PR Newswire – March 11, 2012
Law Rocks! Los Angeles – Battle of the Bands competition wins nearly $25,000 for The Painted Turtle

U-T San Diego – December 1, 2011
Teen camper gives back and raises funds for The Painted Turtle

examiner.com – May 8, 2011
Meat Loaf competes for The Painted Turtle on Celebrity Apprentice 

examiner.com – Oct 30, 2010
Celebrities come out in style to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Rocky Horror Picture Show and raise funds for The Painted Turtle