PAALS Team Graduation

Prepare to be moved!

PAALS holds a graduation ceremony for teams which have been matched during the previous year. This event is usually held in late November or early December of each year. The 2016 graduation ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from noon until 2PM at the Lourie Center in downtown Columbia, SC (1650 Park Circle). The public is invited. Admission is free.

After each team is introduced, the client is offered an opportunity to say a few words. The stories they tell about their situation and how their service dog has helped them are both eye-opening and extremely moving. Usually, there is seldom a dry eye in the room after hearing these stories.

PAALS invites any company who is interested in supporting PAALS and reaching out to PAALS supporters to become a graduation sponsor for the 2016 event. Both cash and in-kind sponsors are welcome. If you are interested in being a sponsor of Team Graduation 2016 or a future graduation, please email Mitzie Renwick at [email protected].

Thank you to our 2016 Team Graduation Sponsors.

Team Gamez Foundation


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Below are some pictures of graduation ceremonies from previous years.