34. After traveling throughout Africa, Paul saw the needs of kids who'd been marginalized by their medical conditions and their community's response. Realizing the model of camp would need to adapt to embrace each local country and culture, he dreamt of bringing camp to life throughout Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. Since then, SeriousFun's Global Partnership Program has made life-changing experiences possible for more children near and far!
35. Paul Newman and Carl Haas teamed up to form Newman/Haas Racing, an auto racing team that team that competed in CART series and IndyCar series from 1983 to 2011.
36. Paul entered his first professional car racing event under the name "P.L.Newman" - which he continued to be known as throughout his racing career.
37. Throughout the life of Newman/Haas racing team, star drivers like Mario Andretti, Michael Andretti, Nigel Mansell, Sébastien Boudais, Christian Fittipaldi, and Graham Rahal joined the team's ranks.
38. Flying to, from, or through Indianapolis? You can find a Newman/Haas racecar on display at the Indianapolis International Airport.
39. At camp, Paul was known to leave any trace of his celebrity persona behind. At an event at Camp Boggy Creek, the SeriousFun camp in Florida, he was sitting on a cooler eating popcorn when the bag fell over and spilt onto the stage. Before a soul could jump up to help him, Paul was on it - picking up the mess and popping it into his mouth!
40. In 1994, Paul Newman received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his philanthropic and charitable initiatives.
41. In honor of Paul Newman's philanthropic pursuits, Newman's Own Foundation has created a new word to describe people like Paul - those who give back just because it's the right thing to do can pledge to be Newmanitarians (and tag good deeds on social media - #Newmanitarian).
42. Inspired by Paul Newman's business plan - "giving it all away" - Edward Norton set out to follow suit. In 2010, he founded CrowdRise, now a leading online fundraising platform for nonprofits, companies, and events.
43. One day when actor Kevin Bacon opened his fridge, he saw Paul Newman - "staring back at me from a jar of tomato sauce" - and decided to create SixDegrees.org to leverage a pop culture phenomenon for fundraising of charitable causes.
44. Paul once commissioned a Volvo 960 with a racing V8 engine. But he didn't just commission one. He commissioned two! The second was for his racing partner (and talk show host), David Letterman.
45. At the age of 70 years (and eight days), Paul became the oldest driver to date to become part of a winning team at a major sanctioned race, placing first in his class at the 1995 "24 Hours of Daytona."
46. The marriage between Paul and Joanne was such a supportive one. Even though the thought of Paul getting on the race track terrified her, she went to see him race all the time; Paul, too, attended the Ballets and Operas Joanne loved, and eventually came to appreciate them, and especially the music.
47. Paul began his undergraduate years at Kenyon College as an aspiring football player, and (thankfully!) graduated an aspiring actor.
48. In addition to Paul's more famous films, such as The Verdict, The Sting, Cool Hand Luke, The Hud, Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, The Long, Hot Summer, and The Color of Money he starred in many others, including A New Kind of Love, and Mr. and Mrs. Bridge.
49. Robert Redford almost didn't play the "Sundance Kid" to Paul's "Butch Cassidy" because the studio wanted a star (and Redford wasn't yet well-known). But Paul wanted an actor suited for the part.
50. On top of the many awards Paul won for specific roles, he received an honorary Academy Award in 1986 for his "many and memorable compelling screen performances."
51. Paul Newman and wife Joanne Woodward were heavily involved in their community of Westport, Connecticut - helping to preserve local land and save the Westport Country Playhouse from a "state of disrepair," among many other pursuits.
52. A recent episode of the ABC show American Housewife, which takes place in Westport, Connecticut, included selling Paul Newman's and Joanne Woodward's Adirondack chairs as a storyline!
53. During the nine plus years that Newman's Own sponsored an annual recipe contest with Good Housekeeping, requiring entrants to use a Newman's Own product in their submissions, Paul would invite the finalists to a luncheon to try the winning recipes himself! The first five winners were offered between $10,000 and $50,000 in a donation to a charity of their choice.
54. One of Paul's favorite annual performances - a role very close to his heart - was his acting in The Hole in The Wall Gang Camp's September gala alongside campers themselves.
55. With the support of Paul and camp staff, Henri Tezenas du Montcel worked with a group of people to bring camp to France. L'Envol (meaning "Take Off) began serving children and families in 1997.
56. Reflecting on his friendship with Paul, Robert Redford shared, "So I couldn't say enough good things about Paul, except that he had a terrible sense of humor. And the worst of it was that he would laugh at his bad jokes. And then he'd tell a joke at 11 o'clock in the morning and 2'o'clock he'd tell the joke all over again-and laugh just as hard. But that was the charming thing about Paul."
57. "Cocktail attire with a touch of blue" has long been SeriousFun's annual New York Gala dress code because Paul was not a fan of wearing tuxedos.
58. Paul Newman disliked tuxedos so much so that he's known to have turned down a few black-tie events by explaining that his tuxedo had passed on (indeed, he had burned it).
59. From that point forward, Paul's only dress-up outfit was a navy blue blazer and black knit tie. After all, he'd felt he'd worn his fair share of black-tie attire.
60. What sold out so quickly after its launch? The 2015 U.S. Postal Service Forever Stamp honoring Paul Newman, featuring his face and his iconic baby blues.
61. When describing camp, Paul would explain, "There really is no such thing as a sick child; there are children who happen to be sick. Think about it, and you will understand the magic of the Camps."
62. When Joe Woods first heard about the Hole in the Wall camps, he thought the idea was so brilliant he reached out to Paul to get involved. After helping send kids from Europe to camp for several years, he brought camp to life in the United Kingdom with Over The Wall in 1999.
63. Since volunteering at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, Page Adler had long dreamt of bringing Paul's vision to the West Coast. When Paul happened to rent a beach house two doors down from Page and her husband Lou Adler, they knew it was their chance to talk with him about camp. Happily, their dream became a reality when The Painted Turtle opened its doors to its first campers in 2004 in Lake Hughes, California.
64. Among Paul's friends, he was known for his "signature hamburgers". His secret? Twenty-five percent fat, only one flip, and salt after the burger is grilled.
65. When describing camp, Paul had said, "From that day back in the summer of 1988, I knew then that the camps would be a statement of people's generosity."
66. For Dr. Seishichi Yokoyama, Dr. Ryota Hosoya, Mamoru Matsumoto, Fusayo Asano, witnessing camp for pediatric patients with serious illnesses in action was a game changer-one that inspired them to pursue the idea back home in Japan. Several of them visited two of Paul's camps before working to realize their dream in the nature-rich city of Takikawa in Hokkaido. SeriousFun's global community of camps and programs welcomed Solaputi Kids' Camp to the Network family in 2016!
67. One of Pauls' favorite hobbies? Spending the afternoon fishing at camp with the kids (although they say he was never the luckiest fisherman).
68. In the early stages of development of Flying Horse Farms, the SeriousFun camp in Ohio, Paul came out to tour the farm himself. Founders David and Jenni Bedford recall: "He couldn't have been more humble, genuine, and grateful that we wanted to build a camp for kids with serious illnesses and join his family of camps." Best of all, it was going to be in Paul's home state.
69. When Murray and Marilyn Grant picked up a brochure for one of Paul's camps they were immediately drawn to its mission. Helping kids cope with serious illness was a need they'd seen firsthand in Israel. Hoping to extend Paul's vision to the Middle East and create a positive force of cooperation that would serve kids on both sides of the river, they set out to bring Jordan River Village to life.
70. Among family and close friends, Paul had the nickname "The Old Fox" - even sporting a needlepoint belt with his initials and two fox heads made by his daughter Clea, more often than not.
71. In 1999, Paul Newman and other business leaders joined forces to found CECP, a CEO-led coalition that empowers corporations to be a force for good and strives to raise the quality of corporate philanthropy.
72. In 2006, Paul was at it again - this time with another cause he cared deeply about. He co-founded Safe Water Network with prominent civic and business leaders to empower communities around the world to thrive with their own sustainable supply of safe water.
73. When 17 year-old Adam Petty visited one of Paul's camps with his dad in Florida, he knew it was his calling to bring a similar camp to the hills of North Carolina where he grew up. After Adam tragically lost his life in a racing accident, the Petty family gathered their strength, their friends, and the NASCAR community to open Victory Junction in Randleman in Adam's memory. The SeriousFun camp in North Carolina has brought joy to thousands of kids since it opened in 2004.