Calendar of Events

May
23
Wed
Paul’s Pals Stewardship Committee Meeting
May 23 @ 6:00 pm
Jun
6
Wed
Paul’s Pals Board of Directors Meeting
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm
Jun
16
Sat
2018 Can Do Canines Summer Graduation @ Can Do Canines
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2018 Can Do Canines Summer Graduation @ Can Do Canines

Join us at our Summer Graduation Ceremony. This one-of-a-kind event recognizes and honors the effort put into training each assistance dog team.

The ceremony represents the culmination of a long journey for the team. The puppy begins training in volunteer homes or at one of five Minnesota and Wisconsin prisons where they are reared and taught basic obedience and early assistance dog skills. After around 18 months, they return to Can Do Canines for final training with staff and to begin their new life with a person with a disability.

Graduates receive diplomas in recognition of graduating from our program, and their assistance dogs receive their very own “doggy diploma”(nylabone).

All are welcome and no RSVP is required. Join us for a heartwarming event!

Jun
20
Wed
Paul’s Pals Stewardship Committee Meeting
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm
Jun
21
Thu
Paul’s Pals Grant Committee Meeting
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm
Jul
9
Mon
Fore! Fraser Benefit Golf Classic @ Brackett's Crossing Country Club
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fore! Fraser Benefit Golf Classic @ Brackett's Crossing Country Club

Each year Fraser organizes the FORE! Fraser Benefit Golf Classic to raise support that allows them to sustain and grow their nationally recognized programs and services for children, adults and families living with special needs.

This year’s golf event will benefit Fraser Housing—tailored housing for individuals with disabilities that fosters independence and community involvement.

Fraser provides a variety of housing options for adolescents and adults with disabilities, helping each person to enjoy the highest level of independence possible. Each year, Fraser provides more than 200 people with housing through three distinct living options: Supervised Living, Supportive Living and Independent Living. Our person-centered approach ensures that each Fraser Housing option is as unique as the individuals we support, providing just enough care to ensure success.

Golfers enjoy 18 holes of golf on the beautiful Brackett’s Crossing Country Club greens, contest games and prizes, refreshments along the golf course, and an all-you-can-eat barbecue luncheon and elegant dinner.

Jul
16
Mon
Paul’s Pals Feature on Rockstar Row @ Twin Cities Live
Jul 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Paul's Pals Feature on Rockstar Row @ Twin Cities Live

Twin Cities Live – Rockstar Row is featuring Paul’s Pals on July 16 – one week before our biggest event of the year!

What is Rockstar Row?
Rockstar Row started in August 2013 as a feature on Twin Cities Live to highlight the great work local non-profits are doing in the community and to showcase their upcoming events. During on-air mentions, Twin Cities Live’s Steve Patterson and Elizabeth Ries will tell viewers about the featured organization and how they can get involved. Members from the organization sit in designated seats, otherwise known as the Rockstar Row.

Jul
18
Wed
Paul’s Pals Stewardship Committee Meeting
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm
Jul
23
Mon
23rd Annual Paul Adelman Golf Classic @ Oak Ridge Country Club
Jul 23 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

You’re invited to our 23rd annual golf event—Paul Adelman Golf Classic—on July 23, 2018! Enjoy a beautiful day on one of Minnesota’s premier private courses while funding projects that benefit children with disabilities. When your round is finished, stay for Paul’s Party, an early evening event for the same great cause! Individuals or foursomes welcome.

Jul
26
Thu
EX.I.T.E. Camp (EXploring Interests In Technology and Engineering) @ PACER Center
Jul 26 – Aug 9 all-day

About EXITE

  • A 5-Day Camp in August for middle school girls (6th-9th grades in the fall) with disabilities.
  • It’s FREE, you just need transportation and a box lunch each day.
  • Camp runs each day from 9 AM to 4 PM at PACER Center in Bloomington.
  • Do amazing experiments, make friends that will last a lifetime, discover how science, technology, engineering and math can be cool and exciting.

PACER’s mission of EX.I.T.E. Camp is to empower middle school girls with disabilities in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). EX.I.T.E. Camp provides a safe and supported environment for hands-on learning as well as a place to meet new friends and create lasting memories.

In 2017, PACER Center collaborated with community partners for the 15th consecutive year to present a camp specifically for middle school girls with disabilities. Technology experts, scientists, and engineers from Accenture, C.H. Robinson, IBM, Medtronic and 3M gathered for five days in August and generously donated their talents, resources, and insight to inspire middle school girls with disabilities.

The 2017 EX.I.T.E. Camp was sponsored with generous donations from Boston Scientific, the Donaldson Company, the ECMC Foundation, Xcel Energy, and 3M Company. The 2018 EX.I.T.E. camp will bring similar experiences.

Please contact Tina Hanson at 952-838-9000 or stc@pacer.org for more information or questions about this program.

EXITE Camp Schedule 2018
Thursday, July 26 Opening Ceremony 4 to 5 p.m.
Monday, July 30 Camp Day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 1 Camp Day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 3 Camp Day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 7 Camp Day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 9 Camp Day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 9 Closing Ceremony 4 to 5:30 p.m.