Newman's Question and a Camp's Resounding Answer
HARTFORD, Conn.-- At first, he panicked. “What if no one shows?” he asked out loud to no one in particular. “We built this for the kids, and what if they don’t come?” Actor-turned-philanthropist Paul Newman, whose visionary mind had just opened the doors in Ashford, Conn., to the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for kids with life-threatening illnesses, seemingly had reason for concern. The fact was, Newman’s vision was slow out of the gate. But that was 25 years ago.