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,
www.stutteringhelp.org, on Monday, Oct. 22, International Stuttering
"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 www.stutteringhelp.org.
The Foundation offers free streaming videos, books, downloadable
brochures and a worldwide referral list at www.stutteringhelp.org. Help is
also available by calling 800-992-9392.
SOURCE The Stuttering Foundation