Documentary of Chicago Bull's Bob Love wins $1,000

Oct 22, 2007, 01:00 ET from The Stuttering Foundation

    MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Stuttering
 Foundation awarded the documentary, Find Yourself a Dream: The Bob Love
 Story, its 2007 first-place media award. A special $1,000 cash prize will
 be presented to Bob Love and America's Film Fund to celebrate the
 Foundation's 60th year.
     The Foundation also selected three runner-up winners for successfully
 enhancing public understanding of this complex speech disorder during the
 past year. First runner-up winner will receive $250, second runner-up
 winner will get $100, and third runner-up winner will be awarded $50.
     The three runner-up winners were in the newspaper category. First
 runner- up winner was Karen Rivers, staff writer, South Bend Tribune, South
 Bend, Ind., for Stopping the Stutter. Second runner-up winner was Amy
 Matthew, features reporter, The Pueblo Chieftain, Pueblo, Colo., for
 Speaking Up. Third runner-up was Eric-Paul Johnson, The Press-Enterprise,
 Riverside, Calif., for Letting His Game Do the Talking.
     The winners were announced on the Foundation's Web site,, on Monday, Oct. 22, International Stuttering
 Awareness Day.
     "Journalists in a variety of media have done an outstanding job of
 focusing on the causes and treatment of stuttering over the past year,"
 said Jane Fraser, president of the nonprofit foundation. "We were
 particularly pleased with the entries during our 16th year of honoring
     America's Film Fund produced the documentary, Find Yourself a Dream:
 The Bob Love Story. Love knows first-hand the experiences of someone who
 stutters and overcame significant setbacks even after his glory years with
 the Chicago Bulls.
     "Bob is more than a great basketball star and community leader," said
 Fraser. "He is an outstanding role model for young people everywhere."
     One judge said, "It demonstrated that even with all the adversity in
 his life, Bob Love never gave up. This true story is an inspiration for
 all." Information about other famous people who overcame stuttering can be
 found at
     The Foundation offers free streaming videos, books, downloadable
 brochures and a worldwide referral list at Help is
 also available by calling 800-992-9392.

SOURCE The Stuttering Foundation