News & Press Releases
Remembering Howard "Doc" Pearson, MD (1929-2016)
Today, we remember Dr. Howard “Doc” Pearson, Hole in the Wall’s Founding Medical Director and a beloved member of our Camp family, who passed away this weekend. Since day one, Doc was a tireless advocate for and passionate believer in “a different kind of healing,” and we are grateful for the extraordinary skill, incredible friendship and endless compassion that define his legacy. Happy trails to you, Doc Pearson. Until we meet again.
A Rare Opportunity: A Weekend at Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
A mother shares her experience at Hole in the Wall's recent Family Camp.
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Announces $15 Million Commitment To SeriousFun Children's Network
A&F Co. has pledged to raise $7.5 million & donate $7.5 million in goods & services over the next five years
Actress Bridget Moynahan Rang the NYSE Closing Bell with Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
On January 25, the eve of Founder Paul Newman’s birthday, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and Board Member Bridget Moynahan rang the NYSE Closing Bell®
Undaunted By Cancer, Amanda Garbatini Provides Inspiration, Hope
Amanda Garbatini, former camper, camp counselor and current volunteer coordinator for Camp shares her experiences with Camp and cancer.
Simon Konover (1922 – 2015) – A longtime Camp Board Member, Simon’s legacy of generosity endures at Camp as well as through the continued friendship of his family and The Simon Konover Company. He will be deeply missed.
From Camp’s earliest days, our Founder Paul Newman knew that it would take other hands and other hearts to make his dream a reality. Simon Konover was a longtime board member whose company built the Camp in a miraculous nine months, and his legacy of generosity and compassion is carried on by his family and The Simon Konover Company who continue to do so much for the seriously ill children and families in our care.
The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp Receives $50,000 Grant from Positive Tracks
The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp has received a $50,000 matching grant from Positive Tracks that doubles dollars raised by youth participants in Team Hole in the Wall and Camp’s new Kids for Camp initiative.
Camp Named PGA Tour Charity of the Year
LiDestri Food & Beverage and American Packaging Corporation Raise $1.25 Million for The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp at the 23rd Annual Big Apple Bash
The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp Named Official Charity of Ragnar Relay Cape Cod
Aetna Foundation Awards $100,000 Grant to The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
More than 800 Athletes and Volunteers Raise More than $400,000 to Support The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp at Sixth Annual Camp Challenge Ride and Second Annual Bandit 5K
The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp’s 24th Fandango Benefit Gala Raises $1.3 Million for Camp Programming
Bradley Cooper Joins Camp’s Board of Directors
Bradley Cooper, who volunteered as a cabin counselor for seriously ill children at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in the summer of 2006, has joined the organization’s Board of Directors to help carry the torch left behind by founder Paul Newman.
11th Annual AngelRide Raises More than $400,000 for The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp Hospital Outreach Program
Team Hole in the Wall Runners Due to Surpass $410,000 at Boston Marathon
Great Pumpkin Challenge to Return to Main Street
Rising Newtown High School sophomore Mackenzie Page is planning to issue her yearly challenge to Newtown again this fall, in the hopes that The Great Pumpkin Challenge will enhance the tradition of celebrating Halloween on Main Street. This week Mackenzie said her decision last year to donate part of the donations to The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp, Paul Newman’s nonprofit organization for seriously ill children, will be furthered this fall with all of the collected money going to the camp.
Baldwin Carries on Newman’s Legacy at Camp for Ill Kids
After a chance introduction by a mutual friend more than two decades ago, Alec Baldwin dedicated much of his rare free time to helping Paul Newman fulfill his dream of making the lives of some children just a little brighter.
10th Annual AngelRide Raised More than $700,000 for The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp Hospital Outreach Program
Learn about The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
The Travelers Championship donates 100 percent of its net profits to a number of charities, including the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. Tim Lammers talks all about the camp.
Meet Cameron Merritt from Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
Fox CT’s Tim Lammers sat down with Cameron Merritt, a camper from The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp, which is a partner with Travelers, title sponsor of the Travelers Championship.
Weekend of Hot Steamed Jazz in Essex
The annual Hot Steamed Jazz Festivalreturns to the Essex Steam Train venue, Friday through Sunday, June 21-23. The group's board of directors has announced that this year's festivities will benefit The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, founded by the late Westport actor Paul Newman, for children with cancer or serious blood diseases.
Travelers: An Inspiring Open at TPC River Highlands
The star of Monday's opening ceremonies of the Travelers Golf Championship at TPC River Highlands was 11-year-old Cameron Merritt. Merritt was diagnosed with Stage IV Hodgkin's Lymphoma when in kindergarten. He talked about the battles he went through, including the surgeries and the chemotherapy. "I wore my Red Sox cap to cover my bald head," he said. He also talked about his times at the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a place established by actor Paul Newman for children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. "When I go to camp it's the most wonderful time of the year," he said. "I hope to be a counselor one day."
Best of the West 2013: The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
You can debate the placement of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid among Hollywood’s greatest westerns, but few films can match its remarkable legacy. Besides winning four Academy Awards and earning a spot among the American Film Institute’s 100 Greatest Movies, it inspired Robert Redford to create the Sundance Film Festival and costar Paul Newman to found the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.