The event, which began at 7 PM, included a cocktail reception, followed by bowling with stars and kids from SAY’s programs.
Paul Rudd, Josh Radnor, Richard Kind, Emily Bergl, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Andy Karl and More at Rudd's All-Star Bowling Benefit
Celebrity bowlers were scheduled to include Prince Amukamara, Chris Barron, David Alan Basche, Emily Bergl, Alexis Bledel, Everett Bradley, Nicki Clyne, Maddie Corman, Lucy Devito, Frank Dilella, Rachel Dratch, Gina Gershon, Judy Gold, Mariska Hargitay, Jeremy Hays, Peter Hermann, Cady Huffman, Richard Kind, Greg Naughton, James Naughton, Kelli O'Hara, Denis O'Hare, Nykhor Paul, Alan Rabinowitz, Josh Radnor, Alysia Reiner, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Chris Sullivan and Meredith Vieira.
In an earlier statement Rudd said, “To see these kids get in front of an audience and speak, which is difficult for anyone, is incredibly moving. What they do just speaks to the power of joining a group and gaining confidence.”
“Young people who stutter often face fear, ridicule and bullying, and may eventually silence themselves to hide their stutter. They may also feel isolated and alone,” noted Taro Alexander, SAY founder and president, in a statement. “This Paul Rudd event help kids and teens understand that stuttering shouldn’t hold them back from anything they dream of doing.”
The Stuttering Association for the Young (SAY.org) is a non-profit organization that offers innovative programs that address the physical, social and emotional impact of stuttering, including: Camp SAY; Confident Voices after-school & weekend programs; Speech Therapy, and support groups.