(May 5, 2023) – Founder & CEO of Change & Impact, Inc., Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, is returning to Ohio to host a special bowling event for Cincinnati’s stuttering community.  The Change & Impact Bowling Blast sponsored by Prasco will bring together the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Allied Health Sciences, children and teens who stutter, and speech-language pathologists to celebrate stuttering during an exciting evening of glow bowling.   The Change & Impact Bowling Blast will be held on Monday, May 8, 2023, at Stone Lanes Bowling Alley located at 3748 Montgomery Road, Norwood, OH 45212.

Change & Impact and the UC College of Allied Health Sciences joined together on this special bowling event as an extension of UC’s stuttering initiative, “Fluency Friday.”  Held in the fall, Fluency Friday is a one-day workshop where students who stutter and their parents/caregivers partake in individual and group therapy sessions, listen to panels on stuttering, participate in Q&A’s, and enjoy quality time getting to know one another.  Programming is led by licensed speech-language pathologists with the assistance of graduate clinicians from UC. Fluency Friday is a collaborative community effort between Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, the University of Cincinnati, and Hamilton County Educational Service Center. 

“The state of Ohio, city of Cincinnati and our sponsor, Prasco have been so welcoming and supportive of Change & Impact.  I take that very seriously,” said Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. “A part of our goal with these community events is to bring kids and adults who stutter, their families, and SLPs all together to have a great time and to let them know they are not alone.  I want to continue opening up opportunities like this one and others for the entire stuttering community.”

In March 2023, Kidd-Gilchrist hosted the first ever Change & Impact Career Fair in Cincinnati with OhioMeansJobs.  Adult job seekers from the stuttering community met more than a dozen companies to interview for jobs at all levels. Sensitivity training on communicating with individuals who stutter was also provided for participating companies through a workshop led by a board-certified speech-language pathologist.

Change & Impact Bowling Blast Media Availability: 6:00 to 7:00 pm on-site at the Stone Lanes Bowling Alley, 3748 Montgomery Road, Norwood, OH 45212. On-site parking available. Please contact Kristen Peifer for credentials.

About Change & Impact, Inc.

Change & Impact Founder & CEO, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is an NBA veteran, University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball Champion, and an individual who stutters.  While in the NBA ‘bubble’ during the COVID-19 pandemic, Michael considered how to turn his personal experience and platform into actionable ways to help eliminate the many barriers faced by the stuttering community. In 2021, he launched Change & Impact, Inc., a non-profit organization focused on stuttering advocacy, awareness, and education.  Change & Impact’s mission is to improve access to healthcare and expand services and resources for those who stutter.  Its vision is to break the social stigma of stuttering. To learn more, visit

About Prasco

Prasco, the Authorized Generic Company, is a privately held healthcare company located in Mason, Ohio. Over 50 of the most innovative and trusted brand companies have relied on Prasco to bring their products to the generic marketplace as Authorized Generics. As the acknowledged category leader, Prasco has launched over 90 Authorized Generics, providing patients with brand quality at more affordable prices in over 60,000 pharmacies nationwide. For more information, visit

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